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First Team

Who? Where? When? For Cherries internationals


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Across the next week or so a number of AFC Bournemouth players are set to be in action for their nations, here's a round-up of the fixtures to come.


New signing Ryan Christie is currently away with Scotland and has three big World Cup qualifiers to play before linking up with his new Cherries team-mates.

Wednesday 1st September Denmark (a), Copenhagen 2022 World Cup qualifier
Saturday 4th September Moldova (h), Glasgow 2022 World Cup qualifier
Tuesday 7th September Austria (a), Vienna 2022 World Cup qualifier


Chris Mepham and David Brooks were given the nod by Wales, though David Brooks withdrew from the squad on Monday due to injury.

Mepham will be looking to add to his 21 caps and build on his impressive Euro 2020 appearances in the following matches:

Wednesday 1st September Finland (a), Helsinki Friendly
Sunday 5th September Belarus (a), Minsk 2022 World Cup qualifier
Wednesday 8th September Estonia (h), Cardiff 2022 World Cup qualifier


Orjan Nyland made his Championship debut for the Cherries on Saturday at Hull City, and has the chance to add to his 28 senior caps for Norway in the coming days.

The Lions have three World Cup qualifiers to take in, as follows:

Wednesday 1st September Netherlands (h), Oslo 2022 World Cup qualifier
Saturday 5th September Latvia (a), Riga 2022 World Cup qualifier
Monday 7th September Gibraltar (h), Oslo 2022 World Cup qualifier

Republic of Ireland

Goalkeeper Mark Travers started each Cherries game in the Championship until illness forced him out of the side at Hull City on Saturday.

As a result, Travers will no longer be linking up with Stephen Kenny's squad in the forthcoming break.


Strong form saw Philip Billing recalled for the Denmark squad, though the midfielder has since pulled out of Kasper Hjulmand's squad through illness.

Republic of Ireland under-21s

Gavin Kilkenny has impressed with his first run of games in the first team squad at AFC Bournemouth and has been called into the under-21s squad for his country.

The side take on the following games over the coming week or so:

Friday 3rd September Bosnia and Herzegovina (a), Zenica European U21 Championship qualifiers
Tuesday 7th September Luxembourg (a), Dudelange European U21 Championship qualifiers

England under-20s

Incoming loan signing Morgan Rogers, who has already played for the Three Lions at four younger age levels, has received his maiden call up for the England under-20s.

The side have just the one game over the break, taking on Romania under-20s at St George's Park on Monday 6th September.

Red list absentees

Jefferson Lerma and Jordan Zemura are currently expected to stay in the UK as they avoid going to red list countries.

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