With the Barclays Women's Super League now in full swing, a number of our women's first-team have joined up with their respective national sides for the first international break of the season.
Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord and Kyra Cooney-Cross have three Olympic qualifiers to play, as the Matildas host Iran, the Philippines and Chinese Tapei in Perth this month.
Success for the Australians across these fixtures will then send them to the third round of Asian Football Confederation qualifying in February, as four teams battle it out for two spots at Paris 2024.
Over in the UEFA Women's Nations League A, Alessia Russo and Lotte Wubben-Moy's England have a double-header against Group 1 leaders, Belgium. The Lionesses kicked off their Nations League campaign with a win over Scotland and a loss against the Netherlands last month. Fresh from her return to the Emirates Stadium pitch against Aston Villa, Beth Mead has not been called up to the side by Sarina Wiegman as she continues to build up match fitness.
The Dutch also have three points on the board in Group 1 and will be looking to rack up more this window with back-to-back clashes against Scotland. Vivianne Miedema, who made her long-awaited club return on Sunday, joins up with Victoria Pelova and the OranjeLeeuwinnen for the first time since September 2022.
Meanwhile, Manuela Zinsberger's Austria and Frida Maanum's Norway will both be searching for their first wins in Group 2, with Norway taking on league-leaders France twice and Austria playing two fixtures against Portugal.
Kathrine Kuhl and Denmark have yet to lose a game in Group 3 and they'll be looking to continue that great form against Iceland and Wales this time around.
Group 4 hosts the biggest number of teammate clashes as Amanda Ilestedt and Stina Blackstenius for Sweden go head-to-head against Lia Walti and Noelle Maritz for Switzerland. The Swedes then face Italy on October 31, whilst the Swiss meet World Cup winners Spain, who have yet to lose a game. Laia Codina has once again been selected for the Spanish national team, who kick off their window with a fixture against Italy on October 27.
Ireland have been off to a flying start in League B Group 1, with six points from a possible six so far. Katie McCabe will captain the Girls in Green against Albania in back-to-back fixtures in October as they seek promotion to League A.
The Canadian national team are also in action this month with back-to-back friendlies against Brazil as both sides have already secured their place at next year's Olympic Games. Cloe Lacasse and Sabrina D'Angelo will face former Gunner Rafaelle Souza in Montreal and Halifax.
Where and when our internationals are playing
(All times are BST)
Thursday, October 26
Australia (Catley, Foord, Cooney-Cross) v Iran
Olympic Qualifying | Perth, Australia | 12pm
Friday, October 27
Italy v Spain (Codina)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Salerno, Italy | 4.45pm
Austria (Zinsberger) v Portugal
UEFA Women's Nations League | Altach, Austria | 5pm
Sweden (Ilestedt, Blackstenius) v Switzerland (Maritz, Walti)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Gothenburg, Sweden | 5.30pm
Ireland (McCabe) v Albania
UEFA Women's Nations League | Dublin, Ireland | 5.45pm
Norway (Maanum) v France
UEFA Women's Nations League | Oslo, Norway | 6pm
Iceland v Denmark (Kuhl)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Reykjavik, Iceland | 7.30pm
England (Russo, Wubben-Moy) v Belgium
UEFA Women's Nations League | Leicester, UK | 7.45pm
Netherlands (Pelova, Miedema) v Scotland
UEFA Women's Nations League | Nijmegen, Netherlands | 7.45pm
Saturday, October 28
Canada (Lacasse, D'Angelo) v Brazil
Friendly | Montreal, Canada | 7.30pm
Sunday, October 29
Philippines v Australia (Catley, Foord, Cooney-Cross)
Olympic Qualifying | Perth, Australia | 7.10am
Tuesday, October 31
Albania v Ireland (McCabe)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Shkoder, Albania | 5pm
Denmark (Kuhl) v Wales
UEFA Women's Nations League | Viborg, Denmark | 5pm
Sweden (Ilestedt, Blackstenius) v Italy
UEFA Women's Nations League | Malmo, Sweden | 5.30pm
Switzerland (Maritz, Walti) v Spain (Codina)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Zurich, Switzerland | 6pm
Portugal v Austria (Zinsberger)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal | 6.15pm
Belgium v England (Russo, Wubben-Moy)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Leuven, Belgium | 7.30pm
Scotland v Netherlands (Pelova, Miedema)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Glasgow, Scotland | 7.45pm
France v Norway (Maanum)
UEFA Women's Nations League | Reims, France | 8pm
Canada (Lacasse, D'Angelo) v Brazil
Friendly | Halifax, Canada | 11.30pm
Wednesday, November 1
Australia (Catley, Foord, Cooney-Cross) v Chinese Tapei
Olympic Qualifying | Perth, Australia | 11am
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