A total of eight Bolton Wanderers' players traveled the globe to represent their countries during the international break.
Tim Ream, after his heartbreaking world cup snub *sobs*, earned his eighth cap and his first since January 2011, as he came on at half time to play in the centre of defence and help the USA hold on to their 1-0 lead against the Czech Republic, in Prague. FC Nantes midfielder Alejandro Bedoya grabbed the only goal of the game in the first half.
Unbelievably, Adam Bogdan was left on the bench for Hungary's game against Northern Ireland by manager Atila Pintér, who instead opted to play former Liverpool goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. Hungary took the lead on the 75th minute through Tamas Priskin, but two late goals from Niall McGinn and Kyle Lafferty earned Northern Ireland a priceless three points in their opening Euro qualifier. Should have played Boggers, Atila.
Medo Kamara played 90 minutes in Sierra Leone's opening AFCON qualifier, which they lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast. Medo's side had taken the lead on the cusp of half time when Kei Ansu Kamara slotted home. But a Seydou Doumbia equaliser and a brilliant solo Gervinho goal saw the Ivory Coast come from behind to claim the win.
Things didn't fair any better for Medo's Sierra Leone in their second qualifier either, losing 2-0 to DR Congo.
Chung-Yong Lee got off to a great start as the newly named captain of his country, as he played 88 minutes in their 3-1 win over Venezuela. The South Americans did go ahead, however, when attacker Mario Rondon lobbed the Korean 'keeper from 35 yards, after he cleared the ball right into his path. Myeong-Ju Lee equalised for the Koreans, and veteran striker Dong-Gook Lee got a double to secure the win.
Lee then played the full ninety minutes and was booked in Korea's second friendly, this time against Uruguay. The South Americans ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a header from 19 year old defender Jose Gimenez.
Youth team winger Yannick Bastos was an unused substitute for Luxembourg as they drew 1-1 with Belarus in their opening Euro qualifier.
Young striker Conor Wilkinson played the full 90 minutes for the Republic of Ireland U21s, as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to Germany. Both Hofmann's, Philipp of Schalke and Jonas of Mainz, scored the goals.
Promising 17-year-old striker Jaime Thomas, who’s been making big noises in the youth team as of late, scored on his debut for the Welsh u19’s in their 3-1 win over Montenegro.
Chris Lester was not involved at all in the 4-1 drubbing Serbia u21's handed to Northern Ireland.