Lucas Paquetá scores for Brazil

West Ham United's September Internationals – All You Need To Know

West Ham United's 2022/23 season may have paused, but plenty of Hammers are still in action through a short international window, with a series of fixtures to be played across the globe in the final two weeks of September.

Here is everything you need to know about when our players are in action…


Who has been called up?

A host of senior international fixtures, ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year, will feature eleven West Ham United players. 

Jarrod Bowen, who made his international debut last June, will again be part of Gareth Southgate's England squad. He will feature alongside Hammers' skipper Declan Rice.

Elsewhere, Lucas Paquetá will hope to add to his 33 caps for Brazil, with fellow summer signing Maxwel Cornet called up for the Ivory Coast's squad. Vladimír Coufal and Tomáš Souček are set to play for the Czech Republic, and Michail Antonio is back in action for Jamaica. 

Gianluca Scamacca and Emerson Palmieri are in the Italy squad, while Thilo Kehrer and Alphonse Areola - for Germany and France respectively - are also set for UEFA Nations League action this month. 

Thilo Kehrer and Gianluca Scamacca battled as Germany faced Italy

When and where will they play?

The senior international matches start on Thursday 22 September, as Areola’s France host Austria at the Stade de France in the Nations League. As it stands, France are winless win Group A1, picking up just two points from their first four fixtures.

Didier Deschamps’s men will hope to record their first win against an Austria side with former Hammer Marko Arnautović in their ranks before they face current group leaders Denmark at Parken in Copenhagen three days later.

Four Hammers will come up against each other on Friday 23 September, as England face Italy at San Siro in Milan, with Rice, Bowen, Scamacca, and Emerson all in action. On Monday 26 September, Southgate’s side host Kehrer's Germany, while Italy will travel to Hungary in their final Nations League group-stage match.

Right now, England are winless in the current UEFA Nations League edition, with two points from their first four fixtures, while Italy sit third, although they lost 5-2 to Kehrer’s Germany in their last outing. 

Germany, the only unbeaten side in Nations League Group A3, will hope to topple current group leaders Hungary in Leipzig on Friday 23 September, before a trip to Wembley on Monday 26 September. 

Souček and Coufal will play for the Czech Republic at home to Portugal on Saturday 23 September in the Nations League, having fallen to a 2-0 defeat in the last meeting between the two sides. The Czechs will then travel to St.Gallen to take on Switzerland, who currently sit at the foot of Group A2, on Tuesday 27 September

Elsewhere, Lucas Paquetá’s Brazil will base their international window in France, with fixtures against Ghana on Friday 23 September in Le Havre and Tunisia in Paris four days later. 

Also in France, Cornet and Ivory Coast face Togo on Saturday 24 September, and Guinea on Tuesday 27 September.

Last but not least, Michail Antonio will be in action for Jamaica in their sole match of the international window against Argentina also on Tuesday 27 September, with the friendly being held in New Jersey in the United States.

Maxwel Cornet in action for Ivory Coast against England

How can I watch the Hammers on TV in the UK?

Thursday 22 September, France v Austria – Premier Sports Extra, 7.45pm BST
Friday 23 September, ItalyEngland – Channel 4, 7.45pm BST
Friday 23 September, Germany v Hungary – Premier Sports 1, 7.45pm BST
Saturday 24 September, Czech Republic v Portugal – Premier Sports Extra, 7.45pm BST
Sunday 25 September, Denmark v France – Box Nation, 7.45pm BST
Monday 26 September, England Germany – Channel 4, 7.45pm BST
Monday 26 September, Hungary v Italy – Premier Sports 1, 7.45pm BST
Tuesday 27 September, Switzerland v Czech Republic – Premier Sports, 7.45pm BST

As it stands, the September fixtures which involve Brazil, Ivory Coast and Jamaica are not being broadcast live in the UK.

Declan Rice, Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal as England played Czech Republic

 How about our Academy youngsters?

First-team midfielder Conor Coventry and on-loan Port Vale striker Mipo Odubeko are in the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for UEFA European U21 Championship play-off matches against Israel on Friday 23 and Tuesday 27 September, while Krisztian Hegyi will represent Hungary U21s against Bulgaria and Lithuania.

Divin Mubama has been named in the England U19 squad for the first time, after scoring three goals at U18 level. England will face Montenegro, Georgia and Denmark in a trio of UEFA U19 European Championship qualifiers. 

Michael Forbes, Patrick Kelly and Callum Marshall are part of Northern Ireland U19s squad for fixtures against Slovenia, Moldova and Netherlands, while Josh Briggs has been selected to represent Northern Ireland U17s against Finland.