Ben Cabango and Olivier Ntcham among Swans on international duty

21st March 2022
Ben Cabango

A number of Swansea City players are on international duty for their countries over the current break.

Defender Ben Cabango has been included in the Wales squad for Thursday’s crucial World Cup play-off semi-final against Austria following his fine recent run of performances.

Wales will also play a friendly against an as yet unconfirmed opponent during the international break.

Olivier Ntcham, meanwhile, has been handed his first international call-up by Cameroon. The midfielder qualifies for the African nation through his parentage and he will be hoping to win his first cap in their home and away World Cup qualifiers against Algeria. The home leg will be on March 25, and the away fixture will be held on March 29.

Ryan Manning has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for home friendlies against Belgium and Lithuania, while Jamie Searle will be travelling to his native New Zealand for a series of friendlies and World Cup qualifiers.


Olivier Ntcham Fulham

Teenager defender Finley Burns, meanwhile, joins up with the England Under-19 squad for home matches against the Republic of Ireland, Armenia and Portugal.

Goalkeeper Lewis Webb and midfielder Dan Williams – both currently on loan at clubs in the League of Ireland Premier Division – are part of the Wales Under-21 squad for European qualifiers away to Switzerland and at home to Bulgaria.

Eighteen-year-old Cameron Congreve and 16-year-old Joel Cotterill have both been included in the Wales Under-18 squad for their two friendlies against Finland, while Seb Dabrowski, Ben Lloyd and Daniel Watts will be joining up with Wales Under-17s for a mini tournament in Slovenia.