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Turner and Tomiyasu to face off in friendly

Matt Turner in action for the USA

Matt Turner and Takehiro Tomiyasu will go head-to-head during this international break as the USA and Japan face off in friendly action.

The two nations will meet in Dusseldorf on Friday as they ramp up their final preparations ahead of the World Cup in two months’ time, where the USA will face England, Wales and Iran, while Japan have been drawn against Germany, Costa Rica and Spain.

Following the meeting of the Gunners teammates, Turner will again look to add to his haul of 18 caps when his nation travels to Murcia in Spain to face Saudi Arabia four days later, while Tomiyasu will remain in Dusseldorf to take on Ecuador on the same day.

Thomas Partey playing for Ghana

Meanwhile, Thomas Partey could face off against Brazil in Le Havre on Friday as one of two friendlies scheduled for the Black Stars during the international window.

Having also booked their place in Qatar, Ghana face a stern test against the Selecao, whose manager Tite has opted not to select any of our Brazilian contingent for their final warm-up matches.

After that match in northern France, Partey will then head to Lorca in southern Spain to take on Nicaragua on Tuesday, September 27. A fixture against Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland is also scheduled before the World Cup, where Ghana face a group containing Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

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