Internationals | Nine Wolves players called up for their countries

Nuno Espirito Santo will be missing nine players from his first-team squad ahead of the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign due to international call-ups.

Captain Conor Coady has received his first senior England call-up having worn the armband for his country during his teenage years as a youth international.

The defender has been added into the Gareth Southgate’s squad for the UEFA Nations League matches against Iceland in Reykjavik on Saturday and against Denmark in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

If Coady was to make his senior bow next week, he would become the first Wolves player to appear for England since Matt Jarvis back in March 2011.

Forward Adama Traore has also received his first international call-up to represent Spain next month after being selected by Luis Enrique for Nation’s League fixtures against Germany and Ukraine.

The 24-year-old scored six times and provided 12 assists during his previous season in old gold and Traore will be aiming to make his senior international debut – having been previously capped at under-21 level for Spain – on Thursday.

Rui Patricio, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Diogo Jota have also been call up to represent their country as Portugal begin their defence of the UEFA Nations League title.

The quartet were all members of the Portugal squad which lifted the inaugural Nations League trophy on home soil last summer, having beat the Netherlands 1-0 in the final.

Portugal face Croatia at home in their first game in defence of the title on Saturday before travelling to Sweden next Tuesday.

Leander Dendoncker will also hope to be in Nations League action this week after being named in the Belgium squad for this week’s internationals.

In the same group as England for this year’s competition, Dendoncker will be aiming to make the starting 11 for matches against Denmark on Saturday and Iceland next Tuesday.

As well as the four senior Portugal call-ups, Ruben Vinagre and Pedro Neto have earned selections for their country’s under-21s as they play European qualifying matches against Cyprus and Belarus on Friday and Tuesday.

Wolves internationals September fixtures

Patricio, Moutinho, Neves, Jota (Portugal): UEFA Nations League group stages

  • Saturday 5th September | vs Croatia (H) | 7.45pm
  • Tuesday 8th September | vs Sweden (A) | 7.45pm

Coady (England): UEFA Nations League group stages

  • Saturday 5th September | vs Iceland (A) | 5pm
  • Tuesday 8th September | vs Denmark (A) | 7.45pm

Traore (Spain): UEFA Nations League group stages

  • Thursday 3rd September | vs Germany (A) | 7.45pm
  • Sunday 6th September | vs Ukraine (A) | 7.45pm

Dendoncker (Belgium): UEFA Nations League group stages

  • Saturday 5th September | vs Denmark (A) | 7.45pm
  • Tuesday 8th September | vs Iceland (H) | 7.45pm

Neto, Vinagre (Portugal U21): UEFA Euro U21 qualifying

  • Friday 4th September | vs Cyprus (A) | 5pm
  • Tuesday 8th September | vs Belarus (H) | 5.30pm