Here's why Sunderland AFC's home game against Blackpool could be postponed

Sunderland's home game with Blackpool could be postponed if three or more first team players are called-up for international duty.

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 5:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2018, 5:22 pm
Sunderland manager Jack Ross.
Sunderland manager Jack Ross.

The game is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13, at the Stadium of Light in a 3pm KO.

As things stand, the game is going ahead but both clubs have moved to warn supporters that there is a risk it could yet be postponed depending on international call-ups.

A club statement read: "Sunderland AFC is advising supporters that the game against Blackpool FC at the Stadium of Light, which is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 October, could be postponed.

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"The game falls within a period designated for international fixtures.

"Under EFL rules, if three or more first-team players are called up for their respective countries, then the club is entitled to apply to have the fixture re-scheduled.

"Once the international selections have been confirmed and a decision is made regarding the game, Sunderland AFC will advise supporters."