Wolves men set for international minutes

International football takes centre stage this weekend and a whole host of Bruno Lage’s first-team are in action across the globe.

Europe sees the return of the third Nations League, with four fixtures due to take place in June, and the remaining two once the season has started in September.

Wolves skipper Conor Coady is amongst the England squad preparing at St George’s Park, and a trip to the Puskas Arena Park to face Hungary awaits for the Three Lions on Saturday evening at 5pm to begin their campaign.

While Jose Sa has withdrawn from the Portugal squad due to injury, Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho remain, and they’ll hope to be in action against Spain on Thursday evening and Switzerland on Sunday night.

On Friday night, Belgium begin their Nations League campaign, and Leander Dendoncker will be eyeing an opportunity as his nation host the Netherlands in Brussels.

Mexico have already been in action this international period, when Raul Jimenez was unused in a friendly win over Nigeria, but more opportunities await for the striker, as his country face Uruguay on Friday and Ecuador on Monday morning, both in friendlies.

For the Ivory Coast and Willy Boly, their Arica Cup of Nations qualification campaign begins this weekend, and the Wolves man will hope to play a part as they host Zambia on Friday evening.

A pair of friendlies await Hee Chan Hwang and South Korea either side of the weekend, with Brazil visiting on Thursday lunchtime and Chile heading to Daejeon on Monday.

Meanwhile, Pedro Neto and Fabio Silva will hope to gain some UEFA U21 Championship Qualification minutes with Portugal under-21s, who face Belarus on Saturday.

Finally, Morgan Gibbs-White, who spent time training with Gareth Southgate’s group this week, and he’ll be with the England under-21 group who travel to Czech Republic on Friday evening.

The full set of Wolves-related fixtures is as follows:

  • Coady | Hungary vs England, Saturday 4th June, 5pm
  • Neves & Moutinho | Spain vs Portugal, Thursday 2nd June, 7.45pm & Portugal vs Switzerland, Sunday 5th June, 7.45pm.
  • Dendoncker | Belgium vs Netherlands, Friday 3rd June, 7.45pm
  • Jimenez | Mexico vs Uruguay, Friday 3rd June, 3am & Mexico vs Ecuador, Monday 6th June, 00.30am
  • Boly | Ivory Coast vs Zambia, Friday 3rd June, 8pm
  • Hwang | South Korea vs Brazil, Thursday 2nd June, 12pm & South Korea vs Chile, Monday 6th June, 12pm
  • Neto & Silva | Belarus U21 vs Portugal U21, Saturday 4th June, 2pm
  • Gibbs-White | Czech Republic U21 vs England U21, Friday 3rd June, 5pm