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David Alaba called up by Austria for Albania, Turkey friendlies

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The midfielder returns.

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David Alaba will feature in two upcoming friendlies for Austria during the international break. Austria will host Albania and Turkey as they prepare for the European Championship in France this summer.

As per usual when he plays with his nation, Alaba will slide into the midfield for Marcel Koller's side. During the qualification process for Euro 2016, Alaba's play out of the midfield was instrumental in leading Austria to the top of their group.

Former Bayern Munich II player Alessandro Schöpf, who has been playing quite well since joining Schalke in January, was also called up to Austria's senior team. The 22 year old midfielder has two goals and two assists in eight appearances in the Bundesliga.

FCB II's Ivan Lucic was called up for Austria's U-21 team, while former Bayern Munich II players Ylli Sallahi and Kevin Friesenbichler were also called up.

Austria will play Albania on March 26 and Turkey on March 29.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Robert Almer (Austria Wien), Heinz Lindner (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ramazan Ozcan (Ingolstadt)

Defenders: Aleksandar Dragovic (Dynamo Kyiv), Christian Fuchs (Leicester City), György Garics (Darmstadt), Martin Hinteregger (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Florian Klein (Stuttgart), Sebastian Prödl (Watford), Kevin Wimmer (Tottenham)

Midfielders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Julian Baumgrtlinger (Mainz), Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig), Jakob Jantscher (Luzern), Zlatko Junuovic (Werder Bremen), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Alessandro Schöpf (Schalke)

Forwards: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City), Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Lukas Hinterseer (Ingolstadt), Marc Janko (Basel), Rubin Okotie (1860 Munich)