Shakhtar on international duty: preview

Ahead of the matches involving the national teams, we bring you a traditional preview of international games to involve Shakhtar players.

Shakhtar midfielder Fred has been called up by Brazil Olympic team. He may take part in two friendly games against the US team featuring players under 23. We want to note that the matches will be held in the capitals of two Brazilian states - Recife (Pernambuco) and Belem (Para).

November 12, 01:00
Brazil, Recife, Ilha do Retiro
Brazil (Olympic team) vs USA (Olympic team)

November 15, 22:00
Brazil, Belem, Mangueirao
Brazil (Olympic team) vs USA (Olympic team)
Called up: Fred

The Croats, together with the captain of Shakhtar Darijo Srna will travel to Rostov-on-Don, where they will play a friendly game against Russia. Both teams have secured the EURO 2016 berths, the championship will be held next summer in France, with the above sides already preparing for the finals. The Blazers have scheduled only one friendly game, while the charges of Leonid Slutskyi will meet in Krasnodar with the Portuguese three days ahead of the match against Croatia.

November 17, 18:00
Russia, Rostov-on-Don, Olimp 2
Friendly match
Russia vs Croatia
Called up: Darijo Srna

Ukraine national team face friendly games with Slovenia. The winners of the two-legged tie will also go to the EURO 2016 in France. Ukraine’s coach Mykhailo Fomenko has invited six Shakhtar players to the team camp. At the same time, Oleksandr Kucher and Taras Stepanenko will miss the first meeting due to yellow cards earned.

November 14, 19:00
Ukraine, Lviv, Arena Lviv
EURO 2016 qualifying tournament play-offs
Ukraine vs Slovenia

November 17, 21:45
Slovenia, Maribor, Ljudski vrt
EURO 2016 qualifying tournament play-offs
Slovenia vs Ukraine
Called up: Andriy Pyatov, Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Oleksandr Kucher, Yaroslav Rakits’kyy, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Gladkyy

Please note that the article specifies Ukrainian time