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How to watch Inter Milan players during the FIFA international break

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Just because there's an international break doesn't mean you can't watch your favorite Inter players. Here's a handy guide for where and when Nerazzurri internationals will be taking the pitch with their national sides.

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It's one of those times that club-over-country aficionados absolutely abhor: a FIFA international break. This is the time when clubs have no good reason to refuse to let a player leave for international duty because it's been worked into all the respective European league calendars. This one officially runs from October 5 through October 13, so the next Serie A league matches won't be played until the weekend of October 17-18. That's a long time to wait.

That said, at least we get the opportunity to watch some of our favorite players represent their respective countries in international competition, right? If you're able to set aside your fears of a player suffering a critical injury in a meaningless exhibition match, international friendlies can actually be pretty fun to watch. In defense of this particular break, though, several Nerazzurri will be competing in either Euro 2016 or World Cup 2018 qualifiers, so at least the matches won't be totally meaningless.

Without any more ado, here is the most-recent list of Inter players who have already earned national-team call-ups and when they'll be playing: (WCQ = World Cup 2018 Qualifier; EQ = Euro 2016 Qualifier; IF = international friendly)

Gary Medel (Chile):
Chile v Brazil on 8 October (WCQ)
Peru v Chile on 12 October (WCQ)

Yuto Nagatomo (Japan):
Syria v Japan on 8 October (WCQ)
Iran v Japan on 13 October (IF)

Miranda (Brazil):
Chile v Brazil on 8 October (WCQ)
Brazil v Venezuela on 13 October (WCQ)

Jeison Murillo (Colombia):
Colombia v Peru on 8 October (WCQ)
Uruguay v Colombia on 13 October (WCQ)

Fredy Guarin (Colombia):
Colombia v Peru on 8 October (WCQ)
Uruguay v Colombia on 13 October (WCQ)

Adem Ljajic (Serbia):
Albania v Serbia on 8 October (EQ)
Serbia v Portugal on 11 October (EQ)

Samir Handanovic (Slovenia):
Slovenia v Lithuania on 9 October (EQ)
San Marino v Slovenia on 12 October (EQ)

Stevan Jovetic (Montenegro):
Montenegro v Austria on 9 October (EQ)
Russia v Montenegro on 12 October (EQ)

Assane Gnoukouri (Ivory Coast):
Morocco v Ivory Coast on 9 October (IF)

Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia):
Croatia v Bulgaria on 10 October (EQ)
Malta v Croatia on 13 October (EQ)

Ivan Perisic (Croatia):
Croatia v Bulgaria on 10 October (EQ)
Malta v Croatia on 13 October (EQ)

Andrea Ranocchia (Italy):
Azerbaijan v Italy on 10 October (EQ)
Italy v Norway on 13 October (EQ)

Davide Santon (Italy):
Azerbaijan v Italy on 10 October (EQ)
Italy v Norway on 13 October (EQ)

Rei Manaj (Albania):
Hungary U21 v Albania U21 on 13 October (U21 European Championship Qualifier)

Federico Dimarco (Italy):
Finland U19 v Italy U19 on 8 October (U19 Euro Qualifier)
Italy U19 v FYR Macedonia U19 on 10 October (U19 Euro Qualifier)
England U19 v Italy U19 on 13 October (U19 Euro Qualifier)