Five Nottingham Forest players were away representing their countries this week including Gonzalo Jara, Rafik Djebbour, Deimantas Petravicius, Simon Cox and Jamaal Lascelles.Jara strengthened his claim for a place in Chile's World Cup squad as he played the entirety of the South Americans' 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany in Stuttgart. The 28 year old took his place in defence as Chile dominated their higher-ranked opponents but they eventually succumbed to Mario Gotze's 16th-minute strike.
Petravicius made a substitute appearance during Lithuania's 1-1 friendly draw with Kazakhstan in Turkey. The youngster came off the bench on 78 minutes for only his second first-team outing for the national side and will hope to appear later in the year for his country's 2016 European Championship Qualifiers.
Cox was an unused substitute for the Republic of Ireland's 2-1 friendly defeat against Serbia at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. Martin O'Neill's side took an early lead through Hull striker Shane Long but O'Neill was condemned to his first defeat as Ireland boss by a James McCarthy own goal and a strike from Filip Djordjevic.
Lascelles had been called up to the England Under 21 squad for the first time but was an unused substitute during their 1-0 European Championship Qualifying victory over Wales at Derby's iPro Stadium. The defender took his place on the bench alongside the likes of Burnley's Danny Ings and Manchester United's Wilfried Zaha and watched on as Nathan Redmond struck a 56th-minute winner to send The Three Lions six points clear at the top of their group.