From Glasgow to Großaspach
The biggest national team block comes from Austria in Marko Arnautovic, Zlatko Junuzovic and Sebastian Prödl. The trio will take on Germany on Tuesday September 11 2012 at 8:30 p.m. in Vienna. Jogi Löw's Germans face the Faroe Islands in Group C on the first game day while the Austrians do not play.
Werder's defensive boss Sokratis will play in Latvia with his Greece team on Friday (8:30 p.m.) and then play four days later at home against Lithuania (8:45 p.m.). Fellow defender Theo Gebre Selassie also has two matches with the Czech Republic as they play Denmark on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in Copenhagen in World Cup qualifying and then have a friendly against Finland on the second match day.
Belgian newcomer Kevin De Bruyne also hopes for two appearances as Belgium play Wales in Cardiff (8:45 p.m.) and then against Croatia on Tuesday at the same time in Brussels. In the same group, Aleksandar Ignjovski will be fighting for the first points on the long road to the World Cup as Serbia play Scotland in Glasgow and then head to Wales.
Werder defender Francois Affolter played once for Switzerland at the Olympic Games, and he hopes for two more appearances at Slovenia on Friday at 8:30 p.m. and then on Tuesday against Albania at home in Lucerne (8:30 p.m.).
Just like Affolter, Mehmet Ekici and Turkey must also play on the road first before returning home as Turkey take on the Netherlands on Friday (8:30 p.m.) and then welcome Estonia to Istanbul on Tuesday (9 p.m.).
The German U20 national team is also in action this weekend. They play a friendly on Sunday 9 September against Poland in Großasparch with Tom Trybull and Niclas Füllkrug on hand. Florian Hartherz and Johannes Wurtz are also available on call for the U20 team.
The Austrian U21 team will be fighting for qualification for the European Championship with Richard Strebinger in the squad for the matches against the Netherlands and Scotland.
Newcomer Martin Kobylanski has only been with Werder since Friday and now the Pole is travelling with his U19 national team for two showdowns against Slovenia on Tuesday and Thursday.