This is the third international break in three months and for one Newcastle player it is already a triumph.
Promising 19 year old midfielder Mohammed Sangare had to turn down call ups to the full Liberia squad in September and October.
A case of third time lucky as this time he has been able to make the trip and join up with the Liberian squad for the very first time.
Mohammed Sangare had been waiting months for his UK residence permit to be re-issued and if he had still travelled to play for Liberia in September and/or October, there is every chance he would have struggled to get back into the UK.
This sounds like the kind of situation where if you were high profile, there would be no doubt a way found to have a residence permit sorted far quicker…
Good news now though is that the Liberia FA have confirmed that Mohammed Sangare has been named in their latest squad AND has the relevant paper work now, allowing him to travel in and out of the UK.
Liberia play against Zimbabwe on November 18 in a crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier, so it will be interesting to see if the young NUFC prospect makes his full international debut.
Mohammed Sangare was born in Liberia but has lived in England since he was 14 years of age.
Sangare has now been cleared to play for Liberia after the UK Visas and Immigration department approved his request to switch international allegiance to Liberia, the country in which he was born in, by granting his resident permit.