Four Birmingham City fixtures to be rescheduled due to international call-ups

Birmingham City fixtures may be rescheduled if the club receives international call-ups next season.

Birmingham City’s League One fixture list was revealed today by the EFL, starting with a home match against Reading scheduled for 5:30pm, to be televised live by Sky Sports.

While the clash with Reading remains unchanged, several of Birmingham City’s upcoming matches could potentially be postponed due to international call-ups. Unlike the Championship, League One and League Two do not have scheduled international breaks throughout the season unless three or more players from a club are called up to their national teams.

Currently, Birmingham City faces the possibility of having several players called up: Paik Seung-ho, Jordan James, and Juninho Bacuna are regulars for their respective countries. Additionally, Krystian Bielik and Koji Miyoshi have international caps for Poland and Japan, respectively. Young talent Romelle Donovan has also recently earned a place in the England under-18 squad.

If three Birmingham City players are called up during any international window, their scheduled games could be rescheduled. According to the FIFA men’s international match calendar, international breaks are set for September 1-9, October 6-14, November 10-18 in 2024, and March 23-31, 2025.

The first fixture at risk for Birmingham City is their visit to Exeter City, currently scheduled for Saturday, September 7, but this date is subject to change. Below is a list of Birmingham City’s upcoming games that could potentially be affected by international matches:

Saturday, September 7 (15:00): Exeter City v Birmingham City

Saturday, October 12 (15:00): Birmingham City v Cambridge United

Saturday, November 16 (15:00): Birmingham City v Stevenage

Saturday, March 29 (15:00): Birmingham City v Shrewsbury Town

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