Hamburg striker Bobby Wood scored from the penalty spot to give the USA a 1-0 victory over Paraguay. - © © imago / ZUMA Press
Hamburg striker Bobby Wood scored from the penalty spot to give the USA a 1-0 victory over Paraguay. - © © imago / ZUMA Press

March internationals involving Bundesliga players

The likes of James Rodriguez, Michy Batshuayi and Weston McKennie were all called up to represent their countries during the March international break.

Recap how all the players flying the Bundesliga flag got on below....

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28 March

USA 1-0 Paraguay 
Hamburg striker Bobby Wood scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as the USMNT edged past Paraguay in Cary, North Carolina.

Mexico 0-1 Croatia
Eintracht Frankfurt's Marco Fabian was an unused substitute for Mexico in Dallas, Texas; Schalke loanee Marko Pjaca started for Croatia, while Bayer Leverkusen's Tin Jedvaj was a second-half substitute. Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric also played 90 minutes.

27 March

Curacao 1-0 Bolivia
Hannover's Charlison Benschop led the line as ten-man Curacao triumphed in the second fixture of their friendly double-header with Bolivia. The first fixture ended 1-1.

Japan 1-2 Ukraine
Schalke’s Yevhen Konoplyanka played 78 minutes of Ukraine’s victory over Japan in Liege. Hamburg captain Gotoku Sakai and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Makoto Hasebe both started for the Blue Samurai, while Cologne forward Yuya Osako was an unused substitute.

Russia 1-3 France
Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard played the full 90 minutes as France eased to victory over 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in St Petersburg. Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso entered the fray in the 66th minute, coming on for Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.

Switzerland 6-0 Panama      
Schalke's Breel Embolo and Borussia Mönchengladbach's Josip Drmic made the scoresheet as Switzerland cruised past Panama. Embolo was one of five Bundesliga stars named in Vladimir Petkovic’s starting line-up, with Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki, Gladbach defender Nico Elvedi and Hoffenheim midfielder Steven Zuber also included in the hosts’ XI. Foals 'keeper Yann Sommer and BVB defender Manuel Akanji were unused substitutes.

Montenegro 2-2 Turkey   
Freiburg centre-back Caglar Söyüncü played the full 90 minutes of Turkey’s 2-2 draw with Montenegro. Wolfsburg’s Yunus Malli was a 78th-minute substitute in Podgorica.

Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-0 Senegal 
Hannover defender Salif Sane went the distance for Senegal in a goalless draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina, who had Hoffenheim defender Ermin Bicakcic in their starting XI.

Egypt 0-1 Greece
Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Anastasios Donis both started for Greece, who edged to a narrow victory over Egypt in Switzerland. Hamburg defender Papadopoulos played the full 90 minutes, while Stuttgart forward Donis was replaced at half-time.

Hungary 0-1 Scotland 
RB Leipzig goalkeeper and Hoffenheim striker Adam Szalai were unable to prevent Hungary from slipping to a 1-0 defeat to Scotland in Budapest.

Denmark 0-0 Chile
Bayern Munich superstar Arturo Vidal played 82 minutes of Chile’s friendly draw with Denmark. Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen) and Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig) both featured for the Danes, while Miiko Albornoz came on in the second half for the visitors. Bayer Leverkusen’s Charles Aranguiz was an unused substitute.

Slovenia 0-2 Belarus
RB Leipzig’s Kevin Kampl was a second-half substitute in Slovenia’s defeat to Belarus in Ljubljana, entering the fray in the 69th minute.

Luxembourg 0-4 Austria  
Augsburg frontman Michael Gregoritsch and Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch were on target as Austria eased past Luxembourg. Valentino Lazaro (Hertha Berlin), Florian Kainz (Werder Bremen) and Julian Baumgartlinger (Bayer Leverkusen) also featured in the Austrians’ starting XI, while Schalke duo Guido Burgstaller and Alessandro Schöpf were both introduced off the bench. Augsburg’s Martin Hinteregger was an unused substitute.

Romania 1-0 Sweden
RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg was an unused substitute in Sweden’s narrow defeat to Romania in Craiova. Werder Bremen’s Ludwig Augustinsson was not named in the Swedes’ matchday squad.

Germany 0-1 Brazil
Germany’s 22-match unbeaten run came to an end in Berlin as Brazil secured a narrow win thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ first-half goal.

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Belgium 4-0 Saudi Arabia
Borussia Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi was on target as Belgium swept Saudi Arabia aside in Brussels. Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Koen Casteels and Divock Origi (both Wolfsburg) were unused substitutes.

Colombia 0-0 Australia
Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez was unable to help Colombia to victory against a stubborn Australia side, who had Hertha Berlin’s Mathew Leckie in their starting XI.

Spain 6-1 Argentina
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara scored Spain’s fourth as La Furia Roja thumped 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina in Madrid.  

Morocco 2-0 Uzbekistan
Schalke attacker Amine Harit played the full 90 minutes in Morocco’s comfortable victory over Uzbekistan.

Nigeria 0-2 Serbia
Schalke defender Matija Nastasic and Hamburg midfielder Filip Kostic both started Serbia’s victory over Nigeria. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Mijat Gacinovic was a second-half substitute, but Werder Bremen’s Milos Veljkovic failed to make it off the bench.

Poland 3-2 South Korea 
Bayern Munich’s record foreign goalscorer Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring as Poland beat South Korea 3-2 in a pulsating encounter. Borussia Dortmund full-back Lukasz Piszczek played the first half, with Stuttgart’s Marcin Kaminski an unused substitute.

26 March

Albania 0-1 Norway
Hoffenheim's Havard Nordtveit and Hannover's Iver Fossum were on the winning side as Norway claimed a narrow win over Albania. Hamburg's Mergim Mavraj went the distance for the Albanians.

Portugal 0-3 Netherlands
Raphael Guerreiro of Borussia Dortmund was powerless to prevent ten-man Portugal losing 3-0 to the Netherlands. All three goals came in the first half.

24 March

Curacao 1-1 Bolivia  
Hannover's Charlison Benschop featured for 66 minutes of his team's friendly draw against their South American opponents at the Stadion Ergilio Hato. It was the forward's second appearance for his country.

Peru 2-0 Croatia
Eintracht Frankfurt's Ante Rebic and Marko Pjaca of Schalke both made second half substitute appearances during Croatia's defeat against Peru at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.

Iceland 0-3 Mexico
Eintracht's Marco Fabian scored his ninth senior international goal for Mexico while his club mate Carlos Salcedo won his 17th cap in what ended up being a straightforward win for Mexico in California. Augsburg forward Alfred Finnbogason did not feature.  

Northern Ireland 2-1 South Korea
Augsburg's Ja-Cheol Koo was an unused substitute at Windsor Park as Northern Ireland came from behind to beat South Korea. 

Sweden 1-2 Chile
Arturo Vidal put Chile on the road to victory in Stockholm with his 24th international goal. He was joined on the pitch at the Friends Arena by Leverkusen midfielder Charles Aranguiz and former Hoffenheim striker Eduardo Vargas. Leipzig's Emil Forsberg played 79 minutes for Sweden, while Hannover's Miiko Albornoz was an unused sub for the South Americans. 

Israel 1-2 Romania
Eintracht left-back Taleb Tawatha played all 90 minutes of Israel's 2-1 loss to Romania in Netanya. 

Togo 2-2 Cote d'Ivoire
Hannover's Ihlas Bebou completed 90 minutes for Togo as they came from 2-0 down to draw with Cote d'Ivoire. 

Kosovo 1-0 Madagascar
Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica came off the bench for the second half of Kosovo's narrow win over Madagascar.

23 March

Uruguay 2-0 Czech Republic
Werder Bremen's Jiri Pavlenka and Theodor Gebre Selassie and Hertha Berlin's Vladimir Darida all played the full 90 minutes of the Czech Republic's 2-0 defeat to Uruguay. Pavlenka gave away a penalty, converted by Luis Suarez, in the game, which was played in Nanning, China.

Japan 1-1 Mali
Eintracht Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe and Cologne's Yuya Osako featured in Japan's World Cup warm-up draw with Mali. Hasebe was replaced after an hour of the 1-1 draw in Liege, Belgium. Hamburg's Gotoku Sakai came on at half-time.

Senegal 1-1 Uzbekistan
Hannover's Salif Sane was an unused substitute in his side's 1-1 draw with Uzbekistan.

Norway 4-1 Australia
Hertha Berlin custodian Rune Jarstein did not have such a busy night as Norway cruised to a 4-1 win over an Australia side featuring his club colleague Mathew Leckie. Moments after Leckie left the field in the 85th minute, Hannover's Iver Fossum came on for the Norwegians.

Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland
Wolfsburg forward Yunus Malli came on for the final 20 minutes of Turkey's 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in Antalya.

Hungary 2-3 Kazakhstan
Hoffenheim forward Adam Szalai scored Hungary's first of two goals in what turned out to be a defeat at home to Kazakhstan, with RB Leipzig custodian Peter Gulacsi having to pick the ball out of his goal three times.

Greece 0-1 Switzerland
A clean sheet for Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer helped a Switzerland side packed with Bundesliga talent defeat Sokratis Papastathopoulos' Greece in Athens. His Borussia Dortmund team-mate Manuel Akanji was on the winning side, together with Schalke's Breel Embolo and Eintracht Frankfurt's Haris Seferovic, while Hoffenheim's Steven Zuber and Eintracht Frankfurt's Gelson Fernandes both came on as substitutes.

Saudi Arabia 1-1 Ukraine
Schalke's Yevhen Konoplyanka captained Ukraine in their 1-1 draw with Saudi Arabia in a game which was staged in Marbella, Spain.

Finland 0-0 Macedonia
Bayer Leverkusen's Joel Pohjanpalo played 69 minutes of Finland's goalless draw with FYR Macedonia, with Eintracht Frankfurt's Lukas Hradecky keeping a clean sheet for the Finns.

Serbia 1-2 Morocco
Hamburg forward Filip Kostic was unable to get his name on the scoresheet as Serbia lost 2-1 at home to Morocco, with Eintracht Frankfurt's Mijat Gacinovic coming on for only the final 20 minutes.

Germany 1-1 Spain
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Müller scored his 38th international goal as world champions Germany came from behind to draw with a Spain featuring Thiago Alcantara in a high-octane friendly in Düsseldorf on Friday.

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Austria 3-0 Slovenia
Bayern Munich full-back David Alaba got the opening goal as Austria defeated Slovenia 3-0. Guido Burgstaller, Julian Baumgartlinger, Stefan Ilsanker and Valentino Lazaro also started, with Florian Kainz, Michael Gregoritsch and Florian Grillitsch all coming on in the impressive victory for a Bundesliga-packed team.

Poland 0-1 Nigeria
Not even Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski could find the back of the net for Poland as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Nigeria. Lukasz Piszczek's magical unbeaten record at Borussia Dortmund this season was not extended to his country either as he played the first 45 minutes of the unexpected defeat.

Portugal 2-1 Egypt
Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro put in a full 90-minute shift in Portugal's 2-1 win over Egypt, sticking on the field for stoppage time too, when Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to turn the game on its head in favour of the European champions.

France 2-3 Colombia
Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez left the field just two minutes prior to Colombia's winning goal in a 3-2 victory over France, for whom Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard and James' Bayern team-mate Corentin Tolisso had 90-minute watching briefs in St. Denis.

22 March

China 0-6 Wales
Werder Bremen's Yuning Zhang was not named in the matchday squad for China's heavy defeat to Wales.

Algeria 4-1 Tanzania
Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb played just over an hour of Algeria's 4-1 win over Tanzania in Algiers.

Denmark 1-0 Panama
Werder Bremen's Thomas Delaney and RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen both played the full 90 minutes in Denmark's 1-0 win over Panama in Copenhagen, with Delaney setting up the only goal of the game.

Bundesliga players on international duty

Bayern Munich

Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Müller, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Süle, Sandro Wagner (all Germany), Thiago (Spain), Corentin Tolisso (France), James Rodriguez (Colombia), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Arturo Vidal (Chile), David Alaba (Austria), Christian Früchtl (Germany U-18s)


Leon Goretzka (Germany), Amine Harit (Morocco), Matija Nastasic (Serbia), Breel Embolo (Switzerland), Marko Pjaca (Croatia), Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria), Guido Burgstaller, Alessandro Schöpf (both Austria), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Ukraine), Weston McKennie (USA), Alexander Nübel, Cedric Teuchert, (all Germany U-21s)

Borussia Dortmund

Manuel Akanji, Roman Bürki (both Switzerland), Michy Batshuayi (Belgium), Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal), Lukasz Piszczek (Poland), Sokratis (Greece), Mahmoud Dahoud (Germany U-21s), Aleksandar Isak (Sweden U-21s), Jadon Sancho (England U-19s), Dan-Axel Zagadou (France U-19s)

Eintracht Frankfurt

Makoto Hasebe (Japan), Taleb Tawatha (Israel), Lukas Hradecky (Finland), Mijat Gacinovic (Serbia), Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland), Carlos Salcedo, Marco Fabian (both Mexico), Ante Rebic (Croatia), Marian Cavar (Bosnia-Herzegovina U-21s), Luca Jovic (Serbia U-21s), Aymen Barkok (Germany U-20s)

Bayer Leverkusen

Bernd Leno, Julian Brandt (Germany), Jonathan Tah, Benjamin Henrichs (both Germany U-21s), Tin Jedvaj (Croatia), Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria), Panagiotis Retsos (Greece), Charles Aranguiz (Chile), Joel Pohjanpalo (Finland), Kai Havertz (Germany U-19s)

RB Leipzig

Bernd Leno, Julian Brandt (Germany), Jonathan Tah, Benjamin Henrichs (both Germany U-21s), Tin Jedvaj (Croatia), Julian Baumgartlinger (Austria), Panagiotis Retsos (Greece), Charles Aranguiz (Chile), Joel Pohjanpalo (Finland), Kai Havertz (Germany U-19s)


Andrej Kramaric (Croatia), Ermin Bicakcic (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Havard Nordtveit (Norway), Adam Szalai (Hungary), Florian Grillitsch (Austria), Pavel Kaderabek (Czech Republi), Steven Zuber (Switzerland), Nadiem Amiri (Germany U-21s), Felix Passlack, Robin Hack (Germany U-20s), Justin Hoogma (Netherlands U-21s), Meris Skenderovic (Montenegro U-21s)

VfB Stuttgart

Andrej Kramaric (Croatia), Ermin Bicakcic (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Havard Nordtveit (Norway), Adam Szalai (Hungary), Florian Grillitsch (Austria), Pavel Kaderabek (Czech Republi), Steven Zuber (Switzerland), Nadiem Amiri (Germany U-21s), Felix Passlack, Robin Hack (Germany U-20s), Justin Hoogma (Netherlands U-21s), Meris Skenderovic (Montenegro U-21s)

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Lars Stindl, Matthias Ginter (Germany), Nico Elvedi, Yann Sommer, Josip Drmic (all Switzerland),  Thorgan Hazard (Belgium), Moritz Nicolas (Germany U-21s), Mickael Cuisance (France U-19s)


Michael Gregoritsch, Martin Hinteregger (both Austria), Ja-Cheol Koo (South Korea), Marvin Hitz (Switzerland), Marco Richter (Germany U-21s)

Hertha Berlin

Marvin Plattenhardt (Germany), Mathew Leckie (Australia), Rune Jarstein (Norway), Peter Pekarik, Ondrej Duda (both Slovakia), Vladimir Darida (Czech Republic), Valentino Lazaro (Austria), Jordan Torunarigha (Germany U-21s), Maximilian Mittelstädt, Arne Maier (both Germany U-20s)

Werder Bremen

Thomas Delaney (Denmark), Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden), Milos Veljkovic (Serbia), Florian Kainz (Austria), Milot Rashica (Kosovo), Theo Gebre Selassie, Jiri Pavlenka (both Czech Republic), Yuning Zhang (China), Maximilian Eggestein (Germany U-21s), Johannes Eggestein (Germany U-20s), Marco Friedl (Austria U-21s)

Hannover 96

Thomas Delaney (Denmark), Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden), Milos Veljkovic (Serbia), Florian Kainz (Austria), Milot Rashica (Kosovo), Theo Gebre Selassie, Jiri Pavlenka (both Czech Republic), Yuning Zhang (China), Maximilian Eggestein (Germany U-21s), Johannes Eggestein (Germany U-20s), Marco Friedl (Austria U-21s)

SC Freiburg

Caglar Söyüncü (Turkey), Philipp Lienhart (Austria U-21s), Bartosz Kapustka (Poland U-21s)


Koen Casteels, Divock Origi (Belgium), Yunus Malli (Turkey), Josip Brekalo (Croatia U-21s), Landry Dimata (Belgium U-21s), Philipp Menzel (Germany U-20s), Gian-Luca Itter (Germany U-19s)


Leon Balogun (Nigeria), Levan Öztunali, Suat Serdar, Florian Müller (all Germany U-21s), Abdou Diallo (France U-21s)


Jonas Hector (Germany), Yuya Osako (Japan), Salih Özcan (Germany U-21s), Jorge Mere (Spain U-21s), Nikolas Nartey (Norway U-19s)


Bobby Wood (USA), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Greece), Filip Kostic (Serbia), Mergim Mavraj (Albania), Rick van Drongelen (Netherlands U-21s), Tatsuya Ito (Japan U-21s), Vasilije Janjicic (Switzerland U-21s), Gotoku Sakai (Japan)

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