Five Bolton Wanderers players travelled across the world to represent their nations this week, and here's how they did:
Chung-yong Lee came off the bench in the final 24 minutes to help South Korea secure a 1-0 friendly win over Jordan. Lee is now one of our most important players thanks to Neil Lennon's revival of the attacking midfielder, and many Wanderers fans were holding their breath as the news filtered through about a post-match brawl after Iran beat South Korea 1-0, in which Lee played the full 90. Chungy was apparently right in amongst the scraping, but thankfully, came through unscathed.
Despite being unavailable for Bolton for some time now, due to injury, Bogdan was called up to the Hungary national team for their Euro 2016 qualifiers, much to bemusement of some supporters. Fortunately, he only took up a place on the bench as Hungary picked up a 1-0 win over Finland, and fell to a 2-1 defeat to Fabio Capello's Russia.
Our seemingly forgotten defensive midfielder, Medo, played the full ninety minutes as his Sierra Leone side crashed out of the African Cup of Nationals qualifying, with their hopes of reaching the finals extremely thin to begin with. Sierra Leone had to win their final two games in their qualifying campaign to stand any chance of reaching the finals in the new location of Equatorial Guinea, after Morocco refused to host the tournament over fears of Ebola. It was looking good for the West Africans, as they went in at half time against Ivory Coast with the score tied at 1-1, but the Elephants went on to win the game 5-1, thanks to goals from Kolo Toure, Max Gradel, Gervinho and a Salmon Kalou brace. Medo then went on to play another 90 minutes, as Sierra Leone finished their abysmal qualifying campaign with a 3-1 defeat to DR Congo.
After a late and unexpected call up to the squad, in order to replace John Brooks, Ream came on in the 87th minute as the USA fell to a 4-1 defeat to the Republic of Ireland. The goals were scored by Anthony Pilkington, James McClean and a brace from Robbie Brady. With Mixu Diskerud scoring the consolation for the States.
Young and highest rated Bolton striker on PES 2015, Conor Wilkinson, was an unused substitute in both of the Republic of Ireland's u21's matches, a 1-0 loss to the USA and an entertaining 2-2 draw with Russia.