Pizzi Portugal

A host of Benfica players have joined up with their national teams for this week's international break. Read on to find out who is playing when.

Following their excellent form for Benfica, Nélson Semedo and Pizzi have retained their places in Fernando Santos' Portugal squad. Both will be looking for some pitch-time after being left on the bench against Andorra and the Faroe Islands during the last international break. Portugal face Latvia on Sunday 13th November. The squad will be training at the Cidade do Futebol in Oeiras, and playing at the Estádio Algarve in Faro.

Portugal's under-21 side take on the Czech Republic on Friday 11th November at the Estádio do Bonfim, home of Vitória de Setúbal, before travelling to the Stadion De Vijverberg for a game with Holland on Tuesday 15th November. Coach Rui Jorge has called up Gonçalo Guedes and André Horta, together with 19-year old midfielder João Carvalho, who has been in sparkling form for Benfica B this season.

Emílio Peixe has selected a staggering eight Benfica players in his latest under-20 squad. Those involved are Benfica B's Aurélio Buta, Diogo Gonçalves, Francisco Ferreira, Heriberto Tavares, Pedro Amaral, Pedro Rodrigues, Rúben Dias and Yuri Ribeiro. Portugal have back-to-back away games with Morocco on Thursday 10th November and Saturday 12th November.

José Gomes will be hoping to add to his remarkable youth international goal tally against Bulgaria (Thursday 10th November), Belarus (Saturday 12th November) and Denmark (Tuesday 15th November).

Benfica B's 18-year old centre-back Branimir Kalaica has been selected for the matches against Cyprus (Wednesday 9th November), the Faroe Islands (Friday 11th November) and Montenegro (Monday 14th November).

Having made his return from a knee injury recently, Raúl Jiménez has joined up with the Mexico squad for their matches against the United States (Friday 11th November) and Canada (Tuesday 15th November). After the Clássico, Raúl remained in Porto and took a flight with his international teammates Miguel Layún, Jesús Corona and Héctor Herrera.

Andreas Samaris and Kostas Mitroglou have both been included in Michael Skibbe's latest Greek squad. They play Belarus on Wednesday 9th November and Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday 13th November.

Victor Lindelöf was nominated for Swedish Defender of the Year this week. He is currently with the Swedish national team, along with fellow nominee and captain Andreas Granqvist. Sweden play France on Friday 11th November at the Stade de France, almost exactly a year after the Paris terror attacks. They also have a friendly away to Hungary on Tuesday 15th November.

André Carrillo has made his long-awaited return to the Peruvian national team, after a year in the international wilderness. Peru face Paraguay away on Thursday 10th November and Brazil at home on Tuesday 15th November.

Jhon Murillo, currently on loan at Tondela, has kept his place in Venezuela's senior squad. His country take on Bolivia on Thursday 10th November and Ecuador on Tuesday 15th November.

20-year old winger Andrija Živković has yet to become a regular for Benfica, but he should see some action at international youth level this week. Serbia's under-21 team meet Norway in a two-legged playoff for a place at Euro 2017. The games are scheduled for Friday 11th November and Tuesday 15th November, respectively.

Benfica B forwards Luka Jović and Ivan Šaponjić have linked up with the Serbian under-20 squad for a week-long training camp. They play Montenegro under-21s on Sunday 13th November.

19-year old forward Oliver Šarkić is likely to feature for Montenegro's under-21 side in their games with Bosnia-Herzegovina under-21s, on Thursday 10th November, and Serbia under-20s, on Sunday 13th November.