International call-ups and fixtures
European Championship qualifiers, African Nations Cup qualifiers, and the Under-21 European Championship qualifiers are on the agenda of PAOK’s international players over the next week.
Starting with the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Konstantinos Koulierakis is included in the Greek national team this time for the away game against the Netherlands on September 7th and for the home game against Gibraltar on September 10th.
The in-form and seemingly irreplaceable Andrija Živković is again part of the Serbian national team sauad for the matches against Hungary (07.09) and Lithuania (10.09). Included in the Polish national team squad is Tomas Kedziora for their two qualifying games against the Faroe Islands (07.09) and Albania (10.09).
As for PAOK’s latest transfer acquisition, Kirill Despodov, he is immediately included with the Bulgarian national team for the friendly against Iran (07.09) and for the EURO qualifier against Montenegro (10.09).
Three PAOK players also have international obligations in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. William Troost-Ekong has been called up by Nigeria for the game against Sao Tome and Principe on 10.09, Rahman Baba returns to the Ghana squad for the match against the Central African Republic on 07.09 and Ali Samatta is in the Tanzania national team squad to face Algeria also on 07.09.
Also, three PAOK players are included in Nikos Papadopoulos’ Greece Under-21 squad for the match against Andorra (12.09) for Matchday 6 of the 2025 European Championship qualifiers. They are Panagiotis Panagiotou, Dimitris Tsopouroglou and Argyris Darela.
Ermis Selimaj has also been called up by Albania Under-21s for two EURO Under-21 2025 qualifiers (Armenia – Albania 08.09, and Albania – Romania 12.09).
Vassilis Gordeziani has been called up to the Georgian Under-21 squad for the games Georgia – Gibraltar (06.09) and Moldova – Georgia (12.09), also in the qualifying phase of EURO Under-21 2025.
Also, Greece’s Under-19 will also be in Karditsa (04-11.09) for friendly matches with Bulgaria, and the national team coach invited six players from the PAOK Academy. They are Stefanos Tzimas, Dimitris Kottas, Konstantinos Goumas, Nikos Deligiannis and Konstantinos Kastidis.
As for Maximilian Scznauczner, he will be with the Poland Under-18 squad for a preparatory tournament in Croatia from September 3 to 12.
As for our «youngest», eight players have been invited to the Greece Under-17 squad for the friendly matches with Austria on September 7th and 10th. They are Giorgos Kosidis, Dimitris Bataoula, Stathis Beleri, Vassilis Eleftheriadis, Thanasis Papanikopoulos, Antonis Tsitsila, Anestis Mythou, and Bedri Dunga.