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Bundesliga stars on international duty

With the Bundesliga on a two-week hiatus due to the international break, many of the league's stars have jetted off across the globe to join their national teams. Allow bundesliga.com to keep you updated on all the latest scores and results...

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Wednesday 11 November

Mozambique 1-0 Gabon

Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was absent for Gabon's 1-0 defeat in Mozambique. The return fixture takes place on Saturday, 14 November.

International friendly

Estonia 3-0 Georgia

FC Augsburg centre-half Ragnar Klavan started in his side's comfortable 3-0 win over Georgia.

Thursday 12 November

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers

South Korea 4-0 Myanmar

FC Augsburg attacker Ja-Cheol Koo was on target as South Korea stayed on course for a place at Russia 2018 with a comfortable victory over Myanmar in Suwon.

Singapore 0-3 Japan

Bundesliga quartet Yoshinori Muto, Makoto Hasebe, Hiroshi Kiyotake and Gotoku Sakai all started for Japan, while Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa and Hertha Berlin's Genki Haraguchi came off the bench to help the Samurai Blue to victory, keeping them top of qualifying Group E with 13 points from five games.

Morocco 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

FC Bayern centre-back Medhi Benatia completed the full 90 minutes as ten-men Marocco triumphed. "The season started off ideally with my goal against Hamburg, but then I suffered a thigh injury. I was out of action for nine weeks overall and came on as a substitute against Arsenal and Stuttgart. I'm gradually finding my rhythm again though," said Benatia in a recent bundesliga.com exclusive.

EURO 2016 qualifying play-offs

Norway 0-1 Hungary

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Adam Szalai featured as his Hungary side took a major step towards France next summer with victory in Oslo. Ingolstadt's Örjan Nyland and Hertha Berlin's Per Skjelbred were on the losing side.

Friday 13 November

EURO 2016 qualifying play-off

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1 Republic of Ireland

Emir Spahic (Hamburger SV) and Hertha Berlin striker Vedad Ibisevic were in the hosts' starting XI as they were held in Zenica. Ermin Bicakcic, Sejad Salihovic (both TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) and Sead Kolasinac (FC Schalke 04) were unused substitutes.

International friendlies

Qatar 1-2 Turkey

1. FSV Mainz 05 forward Yunus Malli made his Turkey debut as the Crescent Stars beat 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar 2-1. Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu was taken off after 58 minutes of the contest, which was settled by goals from Arda Turan and Cenk Tosun after Ali Assadalla Thaimn Qambar had given the hosts a first-half lead.

Czech Republic 4-1 Serbia

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Pavel Kaderabek played the whole 90 minutes as the Czech Republic maintained their momentum with a crushing win.

Slovakia 3-2 Switzerland

Borussia Mönchengladbach's Josip Drmic scored for Switzerland after coming off the bench, but could not prevent his nation slipping to defeat. Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki was between the posts for the visitors while Fabian Schär (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) and Johan Djourou (Hamburger SV) were in central defence. Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Valentin Stocker (Hertha Berlin) and Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) also featured for the visitors.

Poland 4-2 Iceland

Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) struck twice as Poland recovered from conceding an early goal to win. Lewandowski was joined by Borussia Dormund's Lukasz Piszczek in the starting XI and replaced by Artur Sobiech (Hannover 96) in added time.

Wales 2-3 Netherlands

Bas Dost and Arjen Robben were both on target as the Netherlands overcame a plucky Wales outfit in Cardiff. Robben’s 54th-minute strike put the visitors ahead for the second time in the match after Dost had opened the scoring, and it was the Bayern winger who had the last laugh in the Welsh capital, finishing coolly to earn the Dutch a morale-boosting win.

Spain 2-0 England

FC Bayern München midfielder Thiago Alcantara started Spain’s 2-0 victory over England in Albacete, but was taken off injured after just 27 minutes. Perez Martinez broke the deadlock for the hosts, before Thiago's replacement Santi Cazorla put the seal on the win six minutes from time.

France 2-0 Germany

Olivier Giroud and Andre-Pierre Gignac scored for the UEFA EURO 2016 hosts as Joachim Löw's side slumped to a narrow defeat in the French capital.

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Chile 1-1 Colombia

Arturo Vidal netted just before half-time, but had his effort cancelled out in the second half by James Rodriguez as a Chile side, including Hoffenheim's Eduardo Vargas, shared the spoils with Colombia for whom Dortmund's Adrian Ramos did not make an appearance.

Niger 0-3 Cameroon

FC Schalke 04 forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting played 84 minutes of the Indomitable Lions' comfortable victory over Niger in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier.

Liberia 0-1 Ivory Coast

Geoffrey Serey Die played the full 90 minutes as Cote d’Ivoire sealed a precious away victory in Liberia. The VfB Stuttgart midfielder produced a solid display in the centre of the park, while EIntracht Frankfurt defender Constant Djakpa was an unused substitute.

Saturday 14 November

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Gabon 1-0 Mozambique (Gabon win 4-3 on penalties)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the decisive penalty as Gabon secured a shoot-out victory over Mozambique to book their place in the group stages of the African qualifiers. The visitors, who had won the first leg 1-0, fell behind in the second minute when Malick Evouna stroked home, but no further goals followed. With the score at 3-3 in the shoot-out, Aubameyang coolly converted his spot-kick to win the match for the Panthers.

Argentina 1-1 Brazil

FC Bayern München winger Douglas Costa was a 57th-minute substitute as Brazil came from behind to secure a draw in a rearranged game with Argentina in Buenos Aires. VfL Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo also played 90 minutes for the Selecao.

Mexico 3-0 El Salvador

Bayer 04 Leverkusen star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez played for an hour as Mexico got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a winning start against El Salvador.

Peru 1-0 Paraguay

Eintracht Frankfurt's Carlos Zambrano, VfL Wolfsburg's Carlos Ascues and SV Werder Bremen's Claudio Pizarro were all starters as La Blanquirroja beat Paraguay in a tight encounter. Former Schalke star Jefferson Farfan scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute, while FC Augsburg's Raul Bobadilla featured as a second-half substitute for the losing side.

Costa Rica 1-0 Haiti

SV Darmstadt 98 defender Junior Diaz was an unused substitute in Costa Rica's win over Haiti.

EURO 2016 qualifying play-off

Sweden 2-1 Denmark

Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg came on as a second-half substitute in the Danish Dynamite’s first-leg defeat to neighbours Sweden. The midfielder, currently on loan at FC Schalke 04 from FC Bayern München, was introduced in the 54th minute, while SV Werder Bremen’s Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard and 1. FSV Mainz 05’s Swedish left-back Pierre Bengtsson were both unused substitutes.

Ukraine 2-0 Slovenia

Kevin Kampl’s hopes of participating at EURO 2016 suffered a major blow as Slovenia lost 2-0 to Ukraine in the first leg of their play-off. The Bayer 04 Leverkusen midfielder played the full 90 minutes, but was unable to stop Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Seleznyov from sealing a deserved win for the hosts.

Sunday 15 November

EURO 2016 qualifying play-off

Hungary 2-1 Norway (aggregate: 3-1)

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Adam Szalai and Hamburger SV's Zoltan Stieber were on the bench as Hungary qualified for a first UEFA European Championship since 1972 with victory over Norway in Budapest. Hertha Berlin's Per Skjelbred, 1. FC Nürnberg's Even Hovland and Örjan Nyland were on the losing side, with Borussia Mönchengladbach's Havard Nordtveit and Hertha's Rune Jarstein on the bench.

Monday 16 November

EURO 2016 qualifying play-off

Republic of Ireland 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina (aggregate: 3-1)

There was disappointment for a number of Bundesliga stars as Bosnia and Herzegovina were pipped to a spot at next summer's finals by Ireland after a 2-0 defeat in Dublin in the second leg of the sides' play-off. Hamburg's Emir Spahic and Schalke's Sead Kolasinac started the game for the Dragons, while Hertha striker Vedad Ibisevic came off the bench. Hoffenheim defender Ermin Bicakcic and Stuttgart stopper Toni Sunjic were unused substitutes against Martin O'Neill's men, for whom Jonathan Walters scored a brace.

Tuesday 17 November

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Laos 0-5 South Korea

Borussia Dortmund defender Joo-Ho Park played the full 90 minutes for South Korea in their 5-0 win in Laos, which saw former Hamburger SV and Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward Heung-Min Son on target twice. FC Augsburg's Ja-Cheol Koo sat the game out due to suspension, while TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Jin-Su Kim was an unused substitute.

Cambodia 0-2 Japan

Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa played 90 minutes for Japan as they won 2-0 in Cambodia. Hannover 96's Hiroshi Kiyotake missed the game due to a foot injury he picked up in training.

Cote d'Ivoire 3-0 Liberia

Stuttgart's Geoffroy Serey Die played over an hour as the Elephants coasted to an easy win.

Cameroon 0-0 Niger

Schalke's Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting played the entire 90 minutes as Cameroon were held to a goalless draw.

Colombia 0-1 Argentina

Borussia Dortmund's Adrian Ramos came off the bench in the closing stages but Colombia were beaten by La Albiceleste in Barranquilla.

EURO 2016 qualifying play-off

Denmark 2-2 Sweden (aggregate: 3-4)

Sweden overcame their Scandinavian neighbours to book a place at EURO 2016 in an entertaining second leg in Copenhagen. With Mainz 05 left-back Pierre Bengtsson in their starting XI, the Swedes took a two-goal lead to lead 3-1 on aggregate thanks to a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Jannik Vestergaard of Bremen and RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen scored late efforts to level it up on the night, but the visitors held on for the win. Schalke’s Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg and Wolfsburg’s Nicklas Bendtner also played for Denmark.

Slovenia 1-1 Ukraine (aggregate: 1-3)

Leverkusen midfielder Kevin Kampl and Miso Brecko of Bundesliga 2 side 1. FC Nürnberg could not prevent an aggregate loss for Slovenia in the EURO 2016 play-offs. The hosts took the lead early in the first period but were frustrated in their attempts to find a second goal, with Brecko seeing red late on, before Ukraine grabbed a late equaliser.

International friendlies

Italy 2-2 Romania

Stuttgart midfielder Alexandru Maxim helped the Romanians grab a draw away to the four-time FIFA World Cup winners.

Turkey 0-0 Greece

Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu featured for Turkey against his teammate Kyriakos Papadopoulos as the Mediterranean sides played out a draw. Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos also appeared for Greece.

Russia 1-3 Croatia

Hamburg's Ivica Olic came off the bench to help Croatia to an impressive win against the Russians.

Germany - Netherlands - called off

Poland 3-1 Czech Republic

Artur Sobiech of Hannover came off the bench to help Poland see off the Czech Republic in the absence of Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski. Przemyslaw Tyton of Stuttgart and Lukasz Piszczek of Dortmund were unused substitutes, while Hertha's Vladimir Darida and Hoffenheim's Pavel Kaderabek came off the bench for the visitors.

Austria 1-2 Switzerland

A host of Bundesliga players were involved as the Swiss overcame Austria, with David Alaba scoring for the hosts and Eintracht Frankfurt's Haris Seferovic bagging a brace for the Swiss. Alongside Alaba, Ramazan Özcan, Florian Klein, Julian Baumgartlinger, Rubin Okotie and Marcel Sabitzer also started for Austria, with Lukas Hinterseer coming off the bench and Markus Suttner and György Garics unused subs.

For Switzerland, Yann Sommer, Johan Djourou, Timm Klose, Admir Mehmedi and Josip Drmic began the game alongside Seferovic, with Fabian Lustenberger and Valentin Stocker making an appearance from the bench. Roman Bürki, Fabian Schär and Marwin Hitz remained unused.

England 2-0 France

Bayern's Kingsley Coman played the second half as Les Bleus were defeated at Wembley.

Wednesday 18 November

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Uruguay 3-0 Chile

Bayern's Arturo Vidal, Hoffenheim's Eduardo Vargas, Hamburg's Marcelo Diaz and Mainz's Gonzalo Jara were powerless to prevent La Roja succumbing to their first defeat oif the qualifying campaign in Montevideo.

Brazil 3-0 Peru

Bayern's Douglas Costa continued his fine form by scoring the opener for the Selecao and teeing up both other goals in a comfortable victory over La Blanquirroja in Salvador. Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo also impressed against a Peru side for whom Eintracht Frankfurt's Carlos Zambrano and Wolfsburg's Carlos Ascues formed the centre-half pairing. Bremen's Claudio Pizarro was on the bench.

Honduras 0-2 Mexico

Leverkusen star Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez played 70 minutes of El Tri's comfortable victory in San Pedro Sula.

Panama 1-2 Costa Rica

Darmstadt's Junior Diaz featured as a second-half substitute for Los Ticos in Panama City.

Trinidad and Tobago 0-0 USA

Borussia Mönchengladbach's Fabian Johnson started while Union Berlin's Bobby Wood was introduced in the second half as Jürgen Klinsmann's men failed to break down a stubborn host rearguard in Port of Spain.