West Ham is set for intriguing international break for the present and future

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Andriy Yarmolenko of Ukraine in action the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Poland at Stade Velodrome on June 21, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Andriy Yarmolenko of Ukraine in action the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Poland at Stade Velodrome on June 21, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) /

Ah, the old international break is back upon us again. However, for West Ham fans this break is met by excitement and something to do other than catch up on old Netflix shows.

If Netflix shows or trying to make up to your significant other (mostly me) aren’t for you and you dread this time of year, well then you’re in luck. West Ham United have several senior players as well as other academy members that will be playing for their countries over the next 2 weeks. Let’s dig right in, and take a look at who is playing where and for what.

The Senior international team members

Manuel Lanzini

Starting with our Jewel, he will be playing for Argentina in 2 international friendly matches both in the United States. Argentina will be taking on Chili and Mexico in California and Texas respectfully.

Fabian Balbuena

The Paraguayan will be collecting a lot of frequent flyer miles over the next two weeks at his county will be playing Japan and Jordan in both the country’s capital cities. Hopefully, the playtime and time away might reinvigorate Balbuena’s form.

Robert Snodgrass

McMessi gets a call up to his homeland Scotland and it couldn’t be more deserved. Scotland has already assured a playoff spot but you know that won’t keep Snodgrass playing easy. The Scots will face Russia and Belgium at their home in Glasgow.

Lukas Fabianski

Our Hammer of the Year and Polish international gets the call up again this international break. Poland has been unbeaten in the first 4 matches in the group and with Fabs, they will be trying to make it 6 out of 6. They will travel to Slovenia and then welcome Austria and maybe Arnautovic to Warsaw to end out there international play.

Ajeti and Cullen

No Josh Cullen didn’t leave the Republic of Ireland for a move to Switzerland but they will both face each other in Euro 2020 qualifying this break. Besides facing his teammate, Ajeti and the Swiss will face Gibraltar before the break ends. This will hopefully only extend his form and get him ready for more EPL playing time.

Andriy Yarmolenko

This will be a welcomed return for both the player and the country as Yarmolenko was out of all football over the past 11 months healing from his Achilles injury. The Ukrainians will face Lithuania in a Euro qualifier and then a friendly against Nigeria this break.

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Sead Haksabanovic

Haksabanovic got the call up to his home country of Montenegro this break after some solid play while on loan away from the Hammers. He and his country will face Hungary in a friendly and then the Czech Republic in a Euro qualifying match.

Declan Rice

Last but not least of the senior international members in growing club legend Declan Rice. Being called up again by the three lions is just another step in his continual climb up the ladder of English football stardom. The English squad will face Bulgaria and Kosovo in England in hopes to keep their perfect Euro 2020 record intact.

The Under 21’s and other Academy Players

Two of West Ham United’s loaned out members, Grady Diangana and Nathan Trott, have been rewarded for there play on loan and found places in the England U21 squad for UEFA Euro U21 Group Stages. With them, Conor Coventry has been selected by the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for the same UEFA Euro’s as Diangana and Trott.

Those matches are all important and you can expect to see all 3 of them play major roles for their countries. It is an exciting time for the younger West Ham members as well, as we see a list of Cardoso (Portugal U20), Alese (England U19), Watson (Republic of Ireland U19) and Ashby (Scotland U19) all getting call ups over this break.

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In recent memory, this is the longest list of West Ham players getting the international call up and by far the highest number of young Hammers getting the call-up. A true and exciting fact that the Academy of Football is back in East London.