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FIFA World Cup 2022 - When could Manchester City players feature during matchday one?

Harry Winters

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FIFA World Cup 2022 - When could Manchester City players feature during matchday one?

A large proportion of the Manchester City squad will be in action at the FIFA World Cup this week.

The tournament begins on Sunday evening, when host nation Qatar face Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium.

16 Manchester City players were selected to represent their countries in the Middle East, as domestic football across Europe pauses for over a month.

The Sky Blues suffered a frustrating 2-1 loss to Brentford in their final Premier League match last weekend, as Ivan Toney scored twice at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's side return to action in the Carabao Cup on Thursday 22nd December, when City host Liverpool in round four.

With the majority of the City squad competing at the World Cup, here is a guide to when Manchester City players could feature during the opening round of Group Stage fixtures.

Phil Foden, Manchester City and England.
Phil Foden, Manchester City and England.

Monday 21st November - Six Manchester City Players

Group B: England vs Iran (13:00 GMT) - Kyle Walker, John Stones, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.

Group A: Senegal vs Netherlands (16:00 GMT) - Nathan Ake.

Tuesday 22nd November - One Manchester City Player

Group C: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia (10:00 GMT) - Julian Alvarez.

Wednesday 23rd November - Four Manchester City Players

Group E: Germany vs Japan (13:00 GMT) - Ilkay Gundogan.

Group E: Spain vs Costa Rica (16:00 GMT) - Aymeric Laporte and Rodri.

Group F: Belgium vs Canada (19:00 GMT) - Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium
Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium

Thursday 24th November - Five Manchester City Players

Group G: Switzerland vs Cameroon (10:00 GMT) - Manuel Akanji

Group H: Portugal vs Ghana (16:00 GMT) - Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva.

Group G: Brazil vs Serbia (19:00 GMT) - Ederson.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Football World Cup, England, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne

Harry Winters
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