With the international break over half way gone, there are plenty of players from the CSL who have been called up to their respective national squads and below is how they’ve got on.
The midfielder from Henan Jianye was called up for Cameroon’s friendlies. He made quite an impression in the first of these against Kuwait scoring a brace in a comfortable 3-1 win.
The striker from Beijing Renhe was also called up to the Cameroon squad for international duty. He captained them and played 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over Kuwait.
The £36 million signing of the January window for Beijing Guoan was called up for DR Congo’s squad for international duty. Bakambu has scored one goal in two for Guoan and looks set to start up for DR Congo when they play Tanzania on Tuesday night and will be looking to his great to 2018 with Villarreal and now Guoan.
The striker from Guizhou Hengfeng was called up for Gambia’s national team. The striker was on the bench for the 1-1 draw against Namibia on Friday.
John Obi Mikel
The ex-Chelsea midfielder now of Tianjin Teda was in action for Nigeria. Mikel played 65 minutes in their win over Poland and was booked in the 58th minute.
The ex-Watford striker now of Changchun Yatai also was called up to the Nigeria squad with fellow Nigerian and CSL player Mikel. Ighalo played 89 minutes in the win over Poland before he was substituted.
The midfielder from Tianjin Quanjian was called up to the Belgium squad. The midfielder will be involved at some point in their friendly on Tuesday night against Saudi Arabia.
The recent signing of Dalian Yifang has also been called up to the squad as well as Witsel. He will be hoping to play some part in Tuesday friendly against Saudi Arabia.
The ex- West Ham and Southampton centre half now at Dalian Yifang was called up to the Portugal squad. He was an unused substitute in Friday’s 2-1 win over Egypt. The defender will be hoping to get some minutes under the belt in their friendly against The Netherlands.
The ex-Barcelona defender who is now at Hebei China Fortune was called up for Argentina’s friendlies against Italy and Spain. The first of these Italy saw Macherano left as an unused substitute. He will be hoping to get some game time though in the friendly against Spain on Tuesday night.
The Brazilian midfielder from Beijing Guoan was called up for their friendlies. He came off the bench in Friday’s win over Russia and played 17 minutes. He looked very comfortable on the ball, but the game was already over with Brazil winning 3-0 by that time.