There might be a break in Sky Bet Championship action but no fewer than seven Nottingham Forest players were in action during the latest round of international fixtures.Gonzalo Jara was Forest’s representative at Wembley on Friday night as he featured for his native Chile. The midfielder played the final 31 minutes as Chile ran out 2-0 winners against England as Jorge Sampaoli's side continued their preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
Another man who will be hoping to make the finals in Brazil is American defender Eric Lichaj. The full back came off the bench on Friday night to play the last 18 minutes of the United States’ 0-0 draw with Scotland at Hampden Park and is aiming to be a part of Jurgen Klinsmann's squad for next summer's tournament.
Midfielder Andy Reid was also in action on Friday night as he appeared in Martin O’Neill’s first game in charge of the Republic of Ireland. Reid played 17 minutes as the Irish swept Latvia aside 3-0 at The Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Nathaniel Chalobah was on duty for Gareth Southgate’s England Under 21 side as they beat Finland 3-0 in their 2015 European Championship Qualifier on Thursday night. The on-loan Chelsea midfielder played 64 minutes at Stadium:MK as The Three Lions raced three points clear at the top of their qualifying group.
Fellow midfielder David Morgan didn’t enjoy as much success as he featured in Northern Ireland Under 21s’ European Championship Qualifying defeat to Italy on Thursday night. Morgan played 67 minutes in the 3-0 defeat as the Northern Irish stayed rooted to the bottom of their group.
Academy defender Ilias Polimos represented Greece in their UEFA Under 19 European Championship 2014 Qualifiers this week. The 18 year old full back played 90 minutes in both of his country’s games as they overcame Albania 1-0 on Tuesday before drawing 1-1 with Bulgaria on Thursday.
James Demetriou, an Academy teammate of Polimos, represented Cyprus for the first time on Friday afternoon. The striker made his debut for the Cypriot Under 21 side in a friendly against Czech Republic and will be looking to make further appearances in the future.