Before Borussia Dortmund's internationals returned from their national teams to Westphalia and commenced preparations for the match away to Bayern Munich on Saturday evening (18:30 CET), the final international fixtures with Black & Yellow involvement took place on Monday and Tuesday. As he had done against Peru on Saturday, Marius Wolf also played the full 90 minutes in Germany's game against Belgium.
After a Netherlands side featuring Donyell Malen had kicked off their EURO qualifying campaign with a 4-0 loss in France, the Oranje managed to pick up their first three points in Group B on Matchday 2. They ran out comfortable 3-0 victors against Gibraltar in Rotterdam on Monday evening. BVB player Malen came on at the break with the score at 1-0.
Gio Reyna played 72 minutes of the USA's 1-0 victory against El Salvador in the CONCACAF Nations League. He was deployed in the hole behind the striker, FC Utrecht's Taylor Booth, in the match in Orlando.
Elsewhere in EURO 2024 qualifying, the Norway national team had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate in Georgia. BVB defender Julian Ryerson came on as a substitute in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
A Mateo Kovačić brace secured Croatia a 2-0 victory over the Türkiye national team and Salih Özcan in Bursa. While the Borussia midfielder made a substitute appearance in the EURO qualifier in Armenia on Matchday 1, he played the full 90 minutes as the sole holding player in central midfield on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, there was a clash involving three Black & Yellow players in Cologne on Tuesday evening. A DFB team including Marius Wolf and Emre Can lost 3-2 to the Belgium national team and Thomas Meunier in a friendly watched by almost 43,000 spectators. As was the case in his senior international debut against Peru, Wolf also played the full 90 minutes against Belgium. Can started the game on the bench but came on to replace Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz with a little over half an hour played. BVB defender Meunier was an unused substitute for the Red Devils.
Just as they did last Friday, Ivory Coast got the better of Comoros in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Sebastian Haller was included in the Côte d'Ivoire starting XI for the 2-0 victory and was replaced by Atalanta's Jeremie Boga in the 67th minute.
Tom Rothe shone with an assist as the Germany U19 national team ran out 3-0 winners in Slovenia. The 18-year-old played the full 90 minutes and set up Nicolò Tresoldi of Hannover 96 to score the opening goal.