12 Real Madrid stars – including Arda Güler – handed international starts

A whole host of high-profile members of the first-team setup at La Liga giants Real Madrid have been afforded starting berths on the international front on Tuesday evening.

The coming hours, of course, will see the final round of fixtures of the break play out, ahead of a return to club football for the final months of the 2023/24 campaign.

Fans of clubs from across the continent will in turn have a close eye on developments late on Tuesday, in the hopes of their side’s star performers coming through their latest endeavours unscathed.

And, as alluded to above, those of a Real Madrid persuasion will be forced to keep track of a whole host of names.

As much comes with no fewer than 12 members of Carlo Ancelotti’s Blancos squad having been named as starters in their respective countries’ outings.

Andriy Lunin’s comes as the most noteworthy, with the shot-stopper’s Ukraine primed to lock horns with Iceland for a spot at Euro 2024.

Turning attentions towards the friendly front, meanwhile, all of Dani Carvajal, Rodrygo, and Vinícius Jr. will feature from the off in Spain’s showdown with Brazil.

Federico Valverde captains Uruguay against the Ivory Coast, with fellow Real midfielders Luka Modrić (Croatia), Toni Kroos (Germany), Jude Bellingham (England) and France pair Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eduardo Camavinga handed starting berths, too.

Antonio Rüdiger joins Kroos in the German XI, whilst it will no doubt come as music to the ears of the Blancos faithful to hear of youngster Arda Güler taking his place in Turkey’s line-up to take on Austria.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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