09 BVB players are currently away on international duty. In addition to friendly fixtures, there are also five Black & Yellows who are competing for points in the UEFA Nations League. But there were not many victories in the first matches involving Borussia players.

Belgium keep themselves in the hunt
The Red Devils beat Wales 2-1 in League A of the UEFA Nations League on Thursday evening. Meunier played the full 90 minutes of that game in the right-back position. Belgium currently occupy second place in League A Group 4, three points behind the Netherlands, with one round of group fixtures remaining. That means that they are still in with a chance of finishing in top spot – and consequently qualifying for the final round – when they go head-to-head with the Dutch on Sunday evening. But they will need to win by a margin of at least two goals. Thorgan Hazard was not in the squad.

England relegated, Germany miss out on finals
Jude Bellingham and England have been relegated from League A. The 19-year-old midfielder earned his 15th international cap when he started against Italy on Friday evening and ultimately played the full 90 minutes. In the end, the Three Lions lost 1-0 in Milan.

Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck did not have a good evening with the German national team either. Coach Hansi Flick's squad suffered a 1-0 defeat to Hungary in Leipzig. The result means that the DFB team are no longer in with a chance of reaching the UEFA Nations League finals. While Niklas Süle played 90 minutes at the heart of defence, Nico Schlotterbeck was an unused substitute. Monday evening will see Jude Bellingham go head-to-head with his two Dortmund team-mates at Wembley Stadium.

Reyna & Moukoko lose friendlies
The USA and Gio Reyna lost their friendly against Japan in Düsseldorf by a 2-0 scoreline. Reyna was substituted off at half-time. The American national team have another friendly on the agenda on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia will be the opponents.

Youssoufa Moukoko played the full 90 minutes in attack as the Germany U21s took on France in a friendly. The DFB youngsters could not manage to get the win in front of a crowd of 5,427 in Magdeburg and eventually went down to a 1-0 defeat. Coach Antonio Di Salvo's side have another friendly lined up – this time in England – on Tuesday.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Tom Rothe helped the Germany U19s beat Armenia 5-0 in a EURO qualifier. Rothe came on as a substitute in the 78th minute. Another qualifier will follow against Belarus on Saturday.

Also on Wednesday, the France U20 national team, whose ranks include Soumaila Coulibaly, played out a 0-0 stalemate against Tunisia. The two teams will lock horns once again on Saturday evening.