Leeds United Stars Receive International Call-Ups In Final World Cup Auditions

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Leeds United are expecting several players to leave Thorp Arch later this month to link up with their respective national teams. It’s an important time on the international scene as the FIFA World Cup in Qatar approaches.

September’s games will be the final chance for several Leeds players to impress ahead of the tournament. Some already look assured of their seat on the plane, given their recent form for both club and country, while others will feel as though they have work to do over the next few weeks.

As such, standards will be high within camps, particularly in Europe with key Nations League games being played. Of course, some of Leeds’s international stars don’t have the World Cup to look forward to after failing to qualify, but they’ll still be keen to catch the eye and learn amongst some of the most talented players in world football.

Mateusz Klich

The midfielder who is very talented and loved on many new online sportsbooks is expected to play in the next world cup in qatar.

Czesaw Michniewicz named his Poland squad, which includes midfielder Mateusz Klich of Leeds United.

During the international window in the month of September, Poland will play the Netherlands in Warsaw at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, and then will travel to Cardiff to play Wales there on Sunday, September 25. (7:45pm).

Poland is currently in third place in their Nations League group, and they need a win in order to stay within striking distance of Belgium and the Netherlands who are currently in first and second place, respectively, and are building momentum in advance of the World Cup that will take place this winter.

So far this season, Klich has played 7 times for Leeds. He scored twice in the EFL Cup game against Barnsley, which helped Leeds win 3-1 at Elland Road.

Kristoffer Claesson

In his home country of Norway, where he is now 20 years old, goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson has been the subject of high expectations for a significant amount of time. Klaesson has earned international caps at the under-15 level, the under-21 level, and the senior level. He did receive his first senior contract in March of this year, but he was forced to pull out after testing positive for Covid-19. Klaesson has been capped internationally from the under-15 level up to the under-21 level.

On the home front, Klaesson made his debut for the senior team that he currently plays for, Valerenga, in the year 2018. In 2019, he played a lot of games because Valerenga’s usual first-choice goalkeeper got hurt. In 2020, he took over as the team’s number-one goalkeeper.

Klaesson has shown great confidence and the ability to deal with the stress and rigours of top-flight football as well as the extra expectation that comes with breaking into top-flight football at such a young age. Klaesson made his senior football debut at an incredibly immature age.

His physical and mental abilities have helped him amass a remarkable 5128 league minutes in the Norwegian top flight. This is a huge number for a 20-year-old goalkeeper given the tendency for goalkeepers to be trusted in the first team much later than their outfield equivalents.

When he attempts to make the transition to the far greater physical, technical, and mental demands that come with playing football in the Premier League, these experiences and the mental strength he has developed should serve him well.

Rasmus Kristensen

Rasmus Kristensen, who plays for Leeds United, has been included in the Denmark team that will compete in the forthcoming Nations League matches against France and Croatia.

After three victories, including a 2-1 victory over France, Denmark is currently in first place in League A Group 1, and they are aware that another victory in their upcoming match will guarantee them the top spot.

Next up for Denmark is a match against Croatia on the 22nd of September, which will take place at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb. The following week, on the 25th of September, Denmark will play host to France at the Parken Stadium.

After making his debut for Leeds in the Premier League in the 2-1 victory against Wolves a month ago, Kristensen has played for Leeds a total of five times so far this season. The right-back has also played eight times for Denmark’s national team, and he was the one who set up Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for the game-winning goal in June’s 2-1 victory over Austria.

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