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10 first-team Inter players have received and answered the call to represent their countries during the FIFA international break.

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Have you been in the doldrums this week? Just feeling down for no apparent reason? Well, you're not alone. And there is most definitely a reason for the melancholy state in which you have found yourself: FIFA International dates.

Yes, FIFA dates. This means Inter will not play together as a full side again until Saturday, April 4th, when the Nerazzurri take on Parma at the resumption of Serie A competition.

You can, however, watch some of your favorite Inter players (or non-favorite, depending on your current feelings toward our players) in action as they represent their countries in various international competitions.

Here are the 10 first-team Inter players who have been called up for international duty over the break, and the matches they could potentially feature in (or already have in Podolski's case):

Lukas Podolski - Germany
Germany v Australia (friendly in Kaiserslautern on 25 March)
Georgia v Germany (Euro 2016 qualifier in Tbilisi on 29 March)

Samir Handanovic - Slovenia
Slovenia v San Marino (Euro 2016 qualifier in Ljubljana on 27 March
Qatar v Slovenia (friendly in Doha on 30 March)

Marcelo Brozovic & Mateo Kovacic - Croatia
Croatia v Norway (Euro 2016 qualifier in Zagreb on 28 March)

Fredy Guarin - Colombia
Bahrain v Colombia (friendly in Bahrain on 26 March
Kuwait v Colombia (friendly in Doha on 30 March)

Gary Medel - Chile
Chile v Iran (friendly in St. Polten on 26 March)
Brazil v Chile (friendly in London on 29 March)

Xherdan Shaqiri - Switzerland
Switzerland v Estonia (Euro 2016 qualifier in Lucerne on 27 March)
Switzerland v USA (friendly in Zurich on 31 March)

Andrea Ranocchia - Italy
Bulgaria v Italy (Euro 2016 qualifier in Sofia on 28 March)
Italy v England (friendly in Turin on 31 March)

George Puscas - Romania U-21s
Romania U-21s v Iceland (friendly in Targu Mures on 26 March)
Romania U-21s v Cyprus (friendly in Targu Mures on 31 March)

Federico Bonazzoli - Italy U-19s European Under-19 Championship Elite Round
Italy v Croatia (26 March)
Italy v Scotland (in Lindabrunn on 28 March)
Austria v Italy (in Vienna on 31 March)

Thanks to the Inter website for the match info.