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) | AFP via Getty Images

£53m Newcastle United trio withdraw from international duty as another sits out 2-1 victory - gallery

10 of Newcastle United's first-team players were called up to international duty.

The November international break is drawing to a close as Newcastle United prepare for a return to Premier League action against Chelsea at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Following a relentless period with injuries, the international 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 injury-free.

As it stands, United could be without 14 senior players in total for the visit of Chelsea this weekend.

Here are the 10 Newcastle players called up for international duty during the November break - and how they've fared so far.

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