Adama Traore and Leander Dendoncker have both been called up for their countries ahead of the next international break.

Spain have two World Cup qualifiers coming up against Georgia (5/9) and Kosovo (8/9).

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Luis Enrique will be looking to get his side back on track after their run to the semi-finals of Euro 2020.

They came undone against eventual winners Italy, but were perhaps the better side in the 120 minutes.

Traore will be hoping to have a bit more involvement in these two games.

He made just one cameo appearance at Euro 2020, coming on against Slovakia when the team were already 5-0 up.

Dendoncker’s Belgium take on the Czech Republic (5/9) and then Belarus (8/9), again both World Cup qualifying matches.

He didn’t see a huge amount of game time at Euro 2020. Although he didn’t feature quite as little as Traore.

The 26-year-old made three appearances at the tournament, including two starts in the group stage, and a one-minute cameo against Portugal in the last 16.


Dendoncker made his first start for Wolves on Tuesday night against Nottingham Forest.

It seems Bruno Lage might currently prefer the midfield pairing of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho.

Hopefully, the £12 million ex-Anderlecht star (talkSPORT) can get some decent minutes for his country to keep him ticking over.

Leander Dendoncker and Adama Traore (Photo by NICK POTTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

One would suspect that Moutinho will not be playing every single game given his advancing years, so Dendoncker needs to be ready to come in.

How much Traore, 25, will feature for Spain remains to be seen.

There were times when Spain were struggling to break down their opposition at the Euros, and Enrique seemed hesitant to turn to the 25-year-old.

He perhaps doesn’t fit the typical Spanish way of playing, but he is obviously extremely dangerous.

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