International week in review

Eighteen players from Paris Saint-Germain's professional squad joined their respective national teams during the international week. Round-up.


Parisians Lucas Hernandez, Warren Zaïre-Emery, Ousmane Dembélé, Randal Kolo Muani and Kylian Mbappé had two friendly matches on the programme with France. Les Bleus kicked off their international week with a 2-0 defeat against Germany at the Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu on Saturday, with all the Les Rouge et Bleu players in the starting XI with the exception of Kolo-Muani, who came on late in the game in place of Dembélé. The capital club's No.23 was in the starting line-up for the 3-2 win over Chile three days later at Marseille's Orange Velodrome, however, alongside Mbappé, who captained both matches. He was particularly impressive, scoring France's second goal and providing an assist for the third.


A Portugal team featuring Paris Saint-Germain players Nuno Mendes, Danilo Pereira, Vitinha and Gonçalo Ramos also played two friendlies during the international week. Firstly, the Equipa das Quinas beat Sweden 5-2 on Thursday at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes, a match in which the first and last named started and during which the Rouge et Bleu striker scored. Roberto Martinez's side then lost 2-0 to Slovenia five days later at the Stozice Stadion in Ljubljana, this time with the second and third names in the starting line-up.


The capital club's goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, headed to the United States for Italy during the international week, with two friendlies - and two wins - on the menu. The Squadra Azzurra began with a 2-1 win over Venezuela at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday, when the Rouge et Bleu first-choice goalkeeper and captain contributed to his side's success by saving a penalty. Luciano Spalletti's side went on to beat Ecuador 2-0 three days later at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey - a match in which the Paris No.99 did not take part.


Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Fabian Ruiz's Spain side also took part in two friendlies during the international week. La Roja opened with a 1-0 defeat of Colombia on Friday at the London Stadium in London, England, before drawing 3-3 with Brazil four days later at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. The Rouge et Bleu No.8 sat on the bench for the first match, but played the entire second game.


Les Rouge et Bleu defender Lucas Beraldo headed to Brazil for the international week, where he also played two friendlies. Before drawign with Spain, the Seleção first beat England 1-0 at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Both matches were played in their entirety by the Paris No.35, who pulled on the Auriverde shirt for the first time in his career.


Parisian midfielder Manuel Ugarte's Uruguay also travelled to the Old Continent during the international week, with two friendlies on the menu. La Celeste drew 1-1 with the Basque Country National Football Team at the Estadio de San Mamés in Bilbao on Saturday, before losing 2-1 to Côte d'Ivoire at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens three days later. The Rouge et Bleu No.4 came off the bench in the first match and played the entirety of the second.


Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas has qualified for the CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024! Like Italy, Costa Rica headed to the United States during international week. There, they booked their ticket for the finals of the competition, which will be held there from Thursday 20 June to Tuesday 16 July, after a 3-1 win over Honduras in the CONCACAF Nations League play-offs at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Sunday. The Costa Ricans then lost 3-1 to Argentina in a friendly at United Airlines Field in Los Angeles, California, three days later. Both matches were played in their entirety by the Parisian goalkeeper, with his captain's armband around his arm.


Two friendly matches at the Grand Stade d'Agadir were on the menu for Morocco's Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi during this international week. The Atlas Lions began with a 1-0 win over Angola on Friday, before drawing 3-3 with Mauritania four days later. The Les Rouge et Bleu right-back played the entirety of both matches.


A double-header against Thailand was on the agenda for the South Korea of capital club midfielder Lee Kang-In during the international week, in the second round of the qualifying phase (Asia zone) for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The two nations first drew 1-1 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday, before a 3-0 victory for the Taeguk Warriors at Bangkok's Rajamangala National Stadium five days later. The Paris No.19 came on as a substitute in the first match, and proved decisive in the second, when he provided an assist. As a result, Hwang Seon-Hong's men remain in first place in Group C, with 10 points from 4 games.


Paris striker Bradley Barcola's France U23 team played two friendlies during the international week. First, Les Bleuets beat Côte d'Ivoire 3-2 at the Stade Gaston Petit in Châteauroux on Friday, before drawing 2-2 with the United States three days later at the Stade Auguste Bonal in Montbéliard. The Rouge et Bleu number 29 started the first match but picked up a thigh injury and did not play in the second.


Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Senny Mayulu is off to the Euros with France's U19 team! Les Bleuets took part in the elite round of the qualifying phase in the Netherlands during the international week and duly booked their ticket for the finals, which will take place from Monday 15 to Sunday 28 July in Northern Ireland. To do so, they beat Belgium 2-0 on Wednesday, then secured top spot in Group 2 with a 1-0 win over the hosts on Saturday, before losing 2-0 to Lithuania on Tuesday - both at the Sportpark Marsdijk in Assen. The capital club's No.41 started the first two games and played the final half-hour of the third, scoring his first goal against the Red Devils to celebrate his first cap at this age level.