Nine players off on international duty

Marco Friedl dribbles with the ball.
Marco Friedl and eight of his teammates will be joining up with their national teams this March (Photo: nordphoto).
First Team
Monday, 22.03.2021 / 18:50

SV Werder Bremen will be releasing nine players for international duty, as Jiri Pavlenka, Joshua Sargent, Romano Schmid, Marco Friedl, Ludwig Augustinsson, Milot Rashica, Milos Veljcovic, Ilia Gruev and Yuya Osako will all be joining up with their respective national teams.

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has downgraded the United Kingdom to a high-incidence area. Therefore, Werder players who must travel to the UK to play will not have to quarantine upon their return. The player will, however, have to present a negative Covid-19 test. Through this change, nearly all Werder players will be able to play every game for their sides. Two Green-Whites will face off this March, as Ludwig Augustinsson and Sweden face Milot Rashica and Kosovo on Sunday (20:45 CET, in Pristina). 

Jiri Pavlenka is the only player who will have to miss a match. The RKI has deemed the Czech Republic as an area of variant concern, meaning the goalkeeper will not be able to take part in the World Cup qualifier against Belgium in Prague. He will travel directly from the game against Estonia in Lublin to Wales, via Bremen. 

An overview of all Werder's internationals:

Jiri Pavlenka:
24/03/2021 - Estonia vs. Czech Republic, 18:00 CET
30/03/2021 - Wales vs. Czech Republic, 20:45 CEST

Josh Sargent: 
25/03/2021 - USA vs. Jamaica, 18:00 CET
28/03/2021 - Northern Ireland vs. USA, 18:05 CEST

Romano Schmid:
27/03/2021 - Austria U21s vs. Saudi Arabia U21s, 19:00 CET
29/03/2021 - Austria U21s vs. Poland U21s, 19:00 CEST

Marco Friedl:
25/03/2021 - Scotland vs. Austria, 20:45 CET
28/03/2021 - Austria vs. Faroe Islands, 20:45 CEST
31/03/2021 - Austria vs. Denmark, 20:45 CEST

Ludwig Augustinsson: 
25/03/2021 - Sweden vs. Georgia, 20:45 CET
28/03/2021 - Kosovo vs. Sweden, 20:45 CEST
31/03/2021 - Sweden vs. Estonia, 17:45 CEST

Milot Rashica: 
24/03/2021 - Kosovo vs. Lithuania, 20:45 CET
28/03/2021 - Kosovo vs. Sweden, 20:45 CEST
31/03/2021 - Spain vs. Kosovo, 20:45 CEST

Milos Veljkovic:
24/03/2021 - Serbia vs. Ireland, 20:45 CET
27/03/2021 - Serbia vs. Portugal, 20:45 CET
30/03/2021 - Azerbaijan vs. Serbia, 20:45 CEST

Yuya Osako: 
25/03/2021 - Japan vs. South Korea, 11:20 CET
30/03/2021 - Mongolia vs. Japan, 12:30 CEST

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