Plymouth Argyle defender Brendan Galloway selected in Zimbabwe squad

Plymouth Argyle defender Brendan Galloway selected in Zimbabwe squad

By Plymouth Herald

Plymouth Argyle defender Brendan Galloway has surprisingly been named in a provisional 28-strong Zimbabwe squad for their first two 2026 World Cup qualifying games.

The 27-year-old has not played for Argyle since April due to a long-term hamstring injury, although manager Steven Schumacher stated last week that Galloway was close to returning to full training.

Galloway was born in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare but moved to the UK with his family at a young age and represented England at various age groups up to under-21.

He later switched his allegiance to Zimbabwe and played twice for ‘the Warriors’ at senior international level in 2021, early into his time at Argyle.

Defender Brendan Galloway

Zimbabwe will begin their 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign with two Group C games both to be played in Rwanda later this month.

They will have an away game against Rwanda on November 15 and then play ‘at home’ to Nigeria, 40th in the FIFA World rankings, four days later.

Also in Group C are South Africa, Benin and Lesotho, with the table-topping nation qualifying for the 2026 finals, which will be held jointly in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Zimbabwe will also have two World Cup qualifiers in the international break next March, when they are at home to Benin and away to Nigeria.

The provisional squad for the games against Rwanda and Nigeria later this month also includes striker Admiral Muskwe, who is on loan to Exeter City from Premier League club Luton Town.

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