The spring international break is upon us, which means Bayern Munich will need to let Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain borrow some of its players. Those countries will call upon 10 Bayern players to undertake the fourth round of UEFA European Championship qualifiers.
The most notable call-up was Holger Badstuber, who has not played a match for the Nationalelf since October 2012. The 26-year-old has made six appearances, including five starts, since returning from the thigh injury he suffered in September. He and Ilkay Gündogan are the comeback stories for Germany in the international break, and both could feature in Germany match against Georgia.
Here is the full list of Euro qualifier participants:
David Alaba – Austria
Holger Badstuber – Germany
Juan Bernat – Spain
Jérôme Boateng – Germany
Mario Götze – Germany
Robert Lewandowski – Poland
Thomas Müller – Germany
Manuel Neuer – Germany
Arjen Robben – Netherlands
Bastian Schweinsteiger – Germany
Three Bayern youth players – Gianluca Gaudino, Marco Hingerl, and Patrick Puchegger – will also take part in important youth matches for Germany and Austria respectively. Gaudino and Hingerl will be part of the Germany U19 team when they take on Slovakia U19, Republic of Ireland U19, and Czech Republic U19, while Sinan Kurt will be on the provisional roster. Puchegger, a member of the Bayern reserves, will be part of the Austria U20 team preparing for the U20 World Cup against Mexico U20.
Bayern loan product Pierre-Emile Højbjerg also got called in to Denmark's team for when they take on France and the United States. Additionally, summer arrival Joshua Kimmich will be part of Germany's U21 squad when they take on Italy U21 and England U21.