It was a night to forget as Manchester City lost at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. They will look to put this match behind them, however, as they senior men’s team departs for their international duties.
Manchester City’s European contingency may learn their fates for the upcoming 2020 European Championships. In Group A, Raheem Sterling and England will take on Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Group B will see Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ukraine go head to head with Bernardo Silva and Portugal. The Zbirna are currently at the top of the group, albeit the Navigators have a game in hand. Should Ukraine avoid a loss to Portugal, they will automatically qualify for the European Championships next summer. The reverse fixture in March ended 0-0.
İlkay Gündoğan and Germany will take on Estonia in Group C, where the Die Mannschaft will look to extend their lead in the group.
In Group F, Rodri and Spain will face Norway and Sweden. A victory in either fixture will see them automatically qualify for next year’s tournament.
Outside of Europe, Nicolás Otamendi was called up to compete with Argentina whilst Ederson and Gabriel Jesus will join Brazil, and Claudio Bravo will travel with Chile.
Finally, Riyad Mahrez and Algeria will face the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Columbia in a series of international friendlies.
Kyle Walker, João Concelo, Sergio Agüero and Fernandinho did not receive international call ups.
Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Benmain Mendy, Leroy Sané and Kevin De Bruyne are out injured and did not travel.