First Team

Seven Wolves called up

A number of VfL players are set to feature for their countries in the upcoming international break.

Seven VfL Wolfsburg players linked up with their respective national teams following Saturday’s game at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Wolves septet are set to feature in a number of different competitions in the coming days.

Casteels and Lukebakio eye Nations League success

Dutch striker Wout Weghorst and Swiss duo Renato Steffen and Kevin Mbabu all have two World Cup qualifiers on the horizon, while Koen Casteels and Dodi Lukebakio are hoping to reach the final of the UEFA Nations League with Belgium. Aster Vranckx has been named in Belgium’s U21 squad for their two upcoming games, with Anselmo Garcia MacNulty called up by the Republic of Ireland’s U19s for a week-long international training camp.

VfL players on international duty

Koen Casteels and Dodi Lukebakio (Belgium / UEFA Nations League)

  • Thursday 7 October (A / Turin / 20:45 CEST) France [Semi-final]

  • Sunday 10 October (A / Turin / 15:00 CEST) Play-off for third place or (A / Milan / 20:45 CEST) Final

Anselmo Garcia MacNulty (U19 Ireland / International Training Camp)

  • 5 October – 11 October [No games]

Kevin Mbabu and Renato Steffen (Switzerland / FIFA World Cup qualifiers Europe Group C)

  • Saturday 9 October (H / Geneva / 20:45 CEST) Northern Ireland

  • Tuesday 12 October (A / Vilnius / 20:45 CEST) Lithuania 

Aster Vranckx (U21 Belgium / U21 EURO qualifiers Group I)

  • Friday 8 October (H / Leuven / 20:00 CEST) Kazakhstan

  • Tuesday 12 October (H / Leuven / 20:00 CEST) Denmark

Wout Weghorst (Netherlands / FIFA World Cup qualifiers Group G)

  • Friday 8 October (A / Riga / 20:45 CEST) Latvia

  • Monday 11 October (H / Rotterdam / 20:45 CEST) Gibraltar