Two BVB full-backs were in action with their national teams on Sunday. Ramy Bensebaini's Algeria went up against Mozambique, while Julian Ryerson and Norway travelled to Scotland.
An Algeria side containing Rami Bensebaini also emerged victorious in their second 2026 World Cup qualifier. The match, in which the Dortmund defender completed the 90 minutes, ended in a 2-0 win. That puts Algeria comfortably top of Group G, which also contains Guinea, Botswana, Uganda and Somalia, with six points from their two games.
The Norway national team finished off their European Championship qualifying campaign with a high-scoring 3-3 draw. The match no longer had any great sporting importance for either team. Scotland had already qualified for EURO 2024 as the group runners-up, while third-placed Norway no longer had any chance of qualification. BVB defender Julian Ryerson notched the assists for the goals that put Norway 2-1 up and levelled the scores at 3-3.
Two internationals on Monday
Gio Reyna helped the US national team reach the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Nations League on Monday evening. They might have lost the return leg against Trinidad & Tobago 2-1, but the scoreline from the first leg (3-0) was enough to see them progress. Reyna was substituted in the 42nd minute of the match after Sergino Dest was sent off for a second bookable offence and coach Gregg Berhalter had to make a tactical tweak.
Ivory Coast had earlier taken on Gambia. BVB striker Sébastien Haller was an unused substitute.
All the fixtures involving Dortmund's international players can be found here.