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FC Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery will be hoping his fine form continues when France take on Italy on Wednesday night.<br> The French flyer scored his third Bundesliga goal of the season in the 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 11 Ribery's left-wing partner in crime, David Alaba (l.), is also in action this week as Austria lock horns with the Ivory Coast. <br>The 20-year-old will be joined on the left-hand side by Austria captain and Schalke 04 player Christian Fuchs (r.) Another young star to fly the Bayern flag abroad is Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss midfielder has impressed <br> when called upon at club level so far this season, and is sure to start against Tunisia The Bundesliga's leading marksman, Mario Mandzukic (r.), will be joined by Borussia Dortmund's <br> Ivan Perisic for Croatia's midweek friendly against a Croatian league XI Of Bayern's eleven representatives on international duty this week, midfielder Javi Martinez (l. against Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake) has the furthest <br> to travel as World Cup and European champions Spain face Panama in Panama City Japan are involved in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying action against Oman, with eight Bundesliga representatives part of coach Alberto Zaccheroni's 23-man squad including: Wolfsburg's Makoto Hasebe (bottom row, 1l.), Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida (bottom row, 3l.) and 1. FC Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake (bottom row, 4l.) Werder Bremen forward Marko Arnautovic lines up alongside Alaba and Fuchs for Austria. The 23-year-old has already enjoyed <br> 945 minutes of Bundesliga action this season, with his only goal coming in the 4-0 demolition of Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 8 Speaking of Gladbach, star performer Juan Arango takes to the field for his native Venezuela against Nigeria on Thursday. The 32-year-old <br> has started all eleven of the Foals' Bundesliga outings this season, scoring three and laying on a further five for his team-mates Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (top, 1l.) and Lukasz Piszczek (top, 2r.) are on the road as Poland prepare to face Uruguay in Danzig. National team skipper Jakub Blaszczykowski (bottom, 2r.) has also been called up, but is unlikely to feature having missed Dortmund's last four Bundesliga outings through injury (ankle) Nuremberg's Timothy Chandler has earned a recall to the USA national side, having last appeared <br> for his country in the 3-2 win against Slovenia on Nov. 15, 2011, in Ljubljana US coach Jürgen Klinsmann has also selected Schalke 04's Jermaine Jones, with the no-nonsense <br> midfielder enjoying a fine season for his club, who sit second in the Bundesliga standings Schalke came up short against 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 10, though, as Fabian Johnson's side edged a five-goal <br> thriller in Sinsheim. The forward-thinking left-back is now hoping to carry his good form on to the international stage... and has support from club mate Danny Williams as the US prepare for their final match of the calendar year, a friendly against Russia in Krasnodar
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