Over the current international break that spans the next two weeks, seven Aston Villa players have been called up for their countries. It's good to see so many players involved with their nations, but as always, fingers crossed that they can avoid injury.
Jordan Ayew scored for Ghana in stoppage time to secure a victory over Congo in a friendly on Tuesday. Next up for the Black Stars is a clash against Rwanda in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Friday. Both teams are level on three points in Group H after one match. Sticking with players involved in CAF action, Idrissa Gana will be hoping to help Senegal to victory against Namibia, also on Friday. Senegal currently lead Group K with three points. Rudy Gestede will also be involved, as Benin square off against Mali on Sunday in Group C. Benin are currently two points behind Mali.
Somewhat surprisingly, Villa only have two players involved in UEFA action. Ciaran Clark and the Republic of Ireland play Gibraltar and Georgia, Friday and Monday respectively. Both fixtures are Euro 2016 qualifying matches in Group D. Alan Hutton and Scotland are also in that group, and the Scots play Georgia and Germany. These will also be played on Friday and Monday.
Brad Guzan is the lone CONCACAF representative. The USA play two friendlies over this break. First up is Peru on Saturday, and if chosen over Tim Howard, he will face a stiff test against Brazil on Wednesday. Named Goalkeeper of the Tournament in this summer's Gold Cup, he may be bumped out of his starting role by an old favourite. Carlos Sánchez will also be in North America, albeit as a representative for Colombia. Los Cafeteros will also play Peru, in a friendly in New York City on Wednesday.
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