- European leagues resume this weekend after the first international break of the year
- Clubs who had players representing their countries wished they come back healthy
- Some Premier League did not feature and some are yet to make their national team debut
The last round of games for the March international break, the first of 2023 and the first since the World Cup, have ended, and players are back with their clubs ahead of league resumption this weekend.
Every professional footballer dreams of representing their country, and those who are able to win an international trophy have referred to it as their proudest moment.
Sports Brief examines seven Premier League stars who have featured regularly for their clubs this season but have yet to make their international debut.
1. Gabriel Magalhaes
The Brazilian centre-back is arguably one of the best defenders in the Premier League this season. He is yet to earn an international cap for the Samba boys and expressed his disappointment at being omitted from the World Cup squad, according to Metro UK.
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2. Wesley Fofana
The French defender joined Chelsea for £70m from Leicester City in the summer, as reported by BBC Sports. It is ridiculous that he is yet to make his international debut and command such a fee. He was called up for this international break but was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury.
3. Eddie Nketiah
The Arsenal striker is England U21's top scorer, according to Guardian, and at 23, he is yet to earn a senior call-up. Rumours he could ditch a Three Lions ambition and represent Ghana, having since been circulating in the African country.
4. Alejandro Garnacho
The Manchester United prodigy is eligible to play for Spain and Argentina. Lionel Scaloni called him up for the friendlies against Panama and Curacao but withdrew due to injury.
5. Fabio Vieira
The Arsenal Portuguese winger has been a worthy deputy to captain Martin Odegaard this season. Considering the array of talent in Portugal's attack, it is unsurprising that he is yet to earn a senior call-up.
6. Anthony Gordon
The highly rated winger left his boyhood club Everton and joined Newcastle United for £45m, as reported by Athletic UK. He is yet to earn a senior call-up for the Three Lions.
The versatile Brazilian is one of Eddie Howe's go-to-guys this season but has never played for Selecao, only representing the country at U17. Newcastle tweeted in his support after Brazil's World Cup squad was announced in November.
8. Alan Saint-Maximin
He is one of the most skillful players in the Premier League and a defender's nightmare on his day. He is eligible to play for France but has yet to earn a senior call-up.
9. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
The Manchester United defender has represented both DR Congo and England at youth levels but is yet to earn a senior call-up to any of the countries.
Chelsea academy graduate is eligible to play for the country of his birth Sierra Leone and England but has not played for any. He was named in England's preliminary 55-man squad for the World Cup.
Fofana wipes out steward
Fofana marked his first start since his recovery from a knee injury with a goal and a much-needed win for Chelsea against Leeds United at the beginning of March.
As Sports Brief earlier reported, he bundled into a steward while trying to protect a ball in the defensive third and wiped out the woman.