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Two Real Madrid players called up by France and Germany each for international break



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The year 2024 is an important one from a sporting sense. Apart from the Olympics that are set to be held in Paris later this year, the European Championships and the Copa America headline an exciting year from an international footballing standpoint.

Both competitions will be held at the end of the ongoing club season, with their commencement scheduled for the middle of June. The upcoming international break after Real Madrid’s clash against Osasuna thus becomes critical, for it will be the last time national team managers can experiment with their squads before the prestigious event.

Deschamps calls up two stars

Earlier today, Didier Deschamps revealed his list of 23 players travelling with the team for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Chile. Two Real Madrid players are on the list – Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.

Both midfielders have been in standout form for Los Blancos, the former serving as Carlo Ancelotti’s mainstay in defensive midfield and the latter a versatile option for central midfield. Their inclusion in the upcoming friendlies, thus, almost confirms their participation in the Euros.

Real Madrid star Ferland Mendy, the squad’s third French player, unfortunately, does not find himself on Deschamps’ list and will look to impress in the final stretch of the season.

The German list

Germany are the hosts of the 2024 Euros, yet are far from favourites given their recent run of poor form.

The NT manager Julian Nagelsmann has his work cut out for him but is fortunate enough to have called one of the team’s best-ever midfielders out of retirement to help the hosts’ campaign.

Indeed, Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos is included on Germany’s 26-man list for the upcoming friendlies against France and The Netherlands. Alongside him on the roster is Antonio Rudiger who has been the Merengues’ reliable pillar in defence this season.

With France and Germany locking horns later this month, it will be interesting to see the club teammates lock horns in what promises to be a massive morale booster. Deschamps’ men may be favourites on the night, but one can never write off the German National Team, especially after the return of the likes of Kroos and Neuer.

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Official: Real Madrid announce starting lineup to face Real Betis



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Real Madrid will sign off on their successful La Liga campaign today with a fixture against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The game, being seen as a final preparation for the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund, sees manager Carlo Ancelotti field his strongest possible lineup.

All eyes will obviously be on the retiring Toni Kroos, who bids goodbye to the Bernabeu in what will be his final home game as a Real Madrid player.

The German international starts in the centre of the park alongside Federico Valverde, while Eduardo Camavinga slots in as the No. 6.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid captain, Nacho Fernandez, also starts in what could be his last game at the Bernabeu as well.

Nacho pairs up with Antonio Rudiger in defence, flanked by the full-back pairing of Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy. Thibaut Courtois starts in goal ahead of Andriy Lunin and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Up front, Vinicius Jr. starts in attack, partnering up with Rodrygo Goes. Top scorer Jude Bellingham occupies the attacking midfield role for Real Madrid.

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