Newcastle United international watch with Brazil defeat and Dubravka helps book Euro 2024 spot

The international break has come at an ideal time for Newcastle United although Eddie Howe is not expected to welcome back many of his injured stars anytime soon. Alexander Isak is likely the only recent absentee who could be in line to feature when the Magpies return to action on November 25.

Newcastle have seven first-team stars out on international duty, and Howe will be hoping all come through these latest round of fixtures unscathed. Following the clash with the Blues, the Magpies will host Manchester United as well as facing decisive Champions League ties against Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.

Here is a look at Newcastle’s internationals and how they have fared so far.

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Martin Dubravka

The Magpies shot-stopper conceded twice but that did not prevent Slovakia from booking their place at Euro 2024 with a match to spare on Thursday night. Goals from Juraj Kucka, Ondrej Duda, and a brace from Lukas Haraslin were enough to ease the hosts to a 4-2 victory over Iceland.

Remaining fixture: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Slovakia (Sunday at 7.45pm GMT)

Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton

Guimaraes played the full match and Joelinton was an unused substitute as Brazil fell to defeat at Colombia in their latest World Cup qualifier. Luis Diaz netted twice past his Liverpool team-mate Alisson to earn a 2-1 win, and the winger’s father was filmed celebrating in the stands after his recent kidnapping ordeal.

Remaining fixture: Brazil vs Argentina (Wednesday at 12.30am GMT)

Lewis Hall

The Magpies loanee started for England’s Elite Squad who were beaten by Italy under-20s in Doncaster on Thursday evening. Luis Hasa opened the scoring and netted a late penalty while substitute Filippo Missori also netted in the 3-0 victory.

Remaining fixture: Germany U20s vs England’s Elite Squad (Monday at 5pm GMT)

Emil Krafth

Newcastle’s full-back made his international comeback from the bench in the defeat to Azerbaijan following his lengthy absence with an ACL injury. Emin Mahmudov’s double and a goal from Rene Dadashov earned a surprise 3-0 victory for the hosts.

Remaining fixture: Sweden vs Estonia (Sunday at 5pm GMT)

Charlie McArthur and Johnny Emerson

The academy duo both started for Scotland under-19s in the first of a qualifying triple header which ended in a goalless draw against Bulgaria. McArthur played the full match, while Emerson was withdrawn after half-time.

Remaining fixtures: Scotland U19s vs Andorra U19s (Saturday at 10am GMT) / Scotland U19s vs Serbia U19s (Tuesday at 1.30pm GMT)

Fabian Schar

Newcastle’s injury woes deepened further when it emerged Schar would miss Switzerland’s first qualifying fixture of the break with a knock. The centre-back was not included in the matchday squad for the 1-1 draw with Israel on Wednesday, and it is unclear whether the 31-year-old will be fit to feature against the Blues.

Remaining fixtures: Switzerland vs Kosovo (Saturday at 7.45pm GMT) / Romania vs Switzerland (Tuesday at 7.45pm GMT)

Tino Livramento (England under-21s), Kieran Trippier (England), along with academy goalkeeper Jude Smith (Scotland under-21s) are also set to feature in international action in the next week.

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