Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (R) and Brazil's midfielder Bruno Guimaraes fight for the ball during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Brazil and Argentina. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (R) and Brazil's midfielder Bruno Guimaraes fight for the ball during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Brazil and Argentina. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (R) and Brazil's midfielder Bruno Guimaraes fight for the ball during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Brazil and Argentina. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

Bruno Guimaraes disaster, Joelinton controversy & Newcastle United duo benched - international round-up

Newcastle United internationals round-up: 10 first-team players were called up by their respective nations.

Newcastle United are preparing for a return to Premier League action against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon following the end of the November international break.

After a relentless period with injuries, the two-week break came at a good time for the Magpies. The hope now for head coach Eddie Howe is the players involved with their respective nations return to Tyneside unscathed.

As it stands, United could be without 13 senior players for the visit of Chelsea to St James' Park. Callum Wilson and Miguel Almrion withdrew from international duty after picking up hamstring injuries, while Kieran Trippier linked up with England but later left the camp because of a personal matter.

Trippier and Almiron, however are expected to be available this weekend, as is Alexander Isak. Meanwhile, Bruno Guimaraes is back from suspension.

Here are the 10 Newcastle players that were called up for international duty during the November break - and how fared for their respective nations.

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As it stands, United could be without 13 senior players for the visit of Chelsea to St James' Park. Callum Wilson and Miguel Almrion withdrew from international duty after picking up hamstring injuries, while Kieran Trippier linked up with England but later left the camp because of a personal matter.

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