Nerazzurri players have kept busy over the international break, representing in their national team colors from October 8-13th.
Here’s the list of Inter players requested for international call-ups for World Cup 2018 and Euro 2016 qualifiers:
Gary Medel suited up for Chile in World Cup qualifiers.
Yuto Nagatomo also played in a World Cup qualifier for Japan.
Miranda represented Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.
Both Jeison Murillo and Fredy Guarin were called by Colombia for World Cup qualifiers.
Adem Ljajic played in Euro qualifiers for Serbia.
Samir Handanovic was called to the Slovenian national team for Euro qualifiers.
Stevan Jovetic played for Montenegro in Euro qualifiers.
Marcelo Brozovia and Ivan Perisic represented Croatia during Euro qualifiers.
Finally, Andrea Ranocchia and Davide Santon represented the azzurri during Euro qualifiers.
Ljajic – Serbia
The twenty-four year old Serbian proved how important he is to his national side during the Euro qualifying fixtures. He played 90 minutes against both Portugal and Albania, and had a wonderful goal chipped past the Albanian goalkeeper.
Although Serbia finished second last in Group I, Ljajic received important playing time and was a key player in both of their wins throughout the qualifying campaign.
Mancini will certainly have his eyes open after the Serbian’s international showing this past week, as he has received limited playing time since his arrival from Roma. Ljajic’s solid performance against Portugal, though it resulted in a loss, will also hopefully help his case to play as a support behind the strikers when he heads back to Milan.
Perisic – Croatia
Perisic helped to keep Croatia in Euro 2016 contention by scoring a goal against Malta earlier this week. In combination with Italy’s win in Group H, Croatia finished in second place to directly qualify for the tournament. It was his second goal in four days; as Perisic was also key in delivering an assist and a goal against Bulgaria, further adding to his international caps.
Miranda – Brazil
Moving into World Cup 2018 qualifications, Miranda wore the captain’s armband for Brazil and played the entire 90 minutes of Brazil’s match against Venezuela, winning 3-1. He led a well-organized defensive unit throughout the match, as his performance should be noted. He has been able to establish himself as a key part of Dunga’s squad, which will not only be important for Brazil to make up for their disappointing exit of the 2014 World Cup but also for Mancini looking ahead to Inter’s Serie A fixture against Juventus this week.