International Roundup: Joy and despair in World Cup play-offs

Andreas Samaris

32 nations from five confederations will participate in next summer's World Cup. This week, the final spots were decided as World Cup qualification drew to a close around the globe. Three Benfica players appeared in all-or-nothing play-off encounters, while a number of others were involved in friendlies and youth internationals. Read on to find out how they performed.

International Preview: Three involved in World Cup play-offs

Andreas Samaris

With Benfica eager to extend their seven-game unbeaten run in domestic competition, their momentum has been halted by the return of another international break. An array of Águias have been called up to represent their respective national teams, and will be hoping to return home injury-free ahead of Benfica's Taça de Portugal clash with Vitória de Setúbal on November 18th.

International Roundup: Mixed fortunes for Benfica contingent

Eduardo Salvio

The race to qualify for Russia 2018 reached a climax this week as the majority of nations played their final group games. As usual, there was a host of Benfica stars in action around the globe. We take a look at how each of them fared.

International Preview: World Cup qualification reaches a climax

Bryan Cristante

Benfica’s miserable start to their title defence takes a backseat this week as attention turns to the latest international break. Nations from Europe, North and South America will all play their final group games as they attempt to qualify for next summer's World Cup. Read on to find out who still has a chance of making it to Russia 2018.

International Roundup: Six players on the scoresheet

Haris seferović

Despite a number of injury-enforced withdrawals, there were plenty of Benfica stars in international action this week, and no fewer than six got themselves on the scoresheet. Read on to find out how each player fared while representing their country.

International Preview: Injury curse continues to haunt Benfica


Domestic football pauses for another international break this week, and as usual, a raft of Benfica stars have been called up to represent their respective national teams. However, three senior players have already been ruled out due to injury. Read on to find out who will be travelling and who will be staying in Lisbon.

International Roundup: Goals galore but three return injured

The international break brought no fewer than eight goals for Benfica’s international contingent, but it was not all good news; three players returned to Seixal nursing injuries. Read on to discover who found the net, and who joined the Eagles’ walking wounded.

International Preview: Ten first-team regulars on international duty

Ten first-team regulars have joined up with their respective national teams ahead of another round of World Cup qualifiers. Benfica fans will be hoping that all ten avoid injury ahead of the crucial Clássico on April 1st. Read on for a rundown of who is playing when.

International Roundup: Carrillo makes long-awaited return

André Carrillo Peru

There were mixed fortunes for Benfica's international contingent this week. André Carrillo pulled on a Peru shirt for the first time in over a year, while André Horta suffered another injury setback with Portugal under-21s. Read on to find out more.

International Preview: Benfica contribute fourteen to Portuguese sides

Pizzi Portugal

A host of Benfica players have joined up with their national teams for this week's international break. Read on to find out who is playing when.