Eight of Paris Saint-Germain’s first-team squad were involved in international duty over the past weekend.
1970 PSG gives you a brief run down on how they did:
Kevin Gameiro & Jeremy Menez – France
Les Bleus coasted to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Albania on Friday without either of the two Parisian stars.
Menez remained on the bench for the 90 where as Gameiro missed out due to injury.
It still remains to be seen if the PSG striker will be fit for Tuesday’s final qualifier against Bosnia. The French camp has been hit with a number of injuries leading to Coach Laurent Blanc stating:
“It will be complicated. The medical staff will have to work miracles.”
Salvatore Sirigu – Italy
PSG’s number one remained on the bench with Gianluigi Buffon guarding the onion bag.
With the Azzurri already safely through to next summer’s tournament, Coach Cesare Prandelli may opt to call on Sirigu for Tuesday’s game against Northern Ireland.
Mevlut Erding – Turkey
The 24-year-old was not involved at all in Turkey’s 3-1 home defeat to Germany in Istanbul.
The Turks can still gain a play-off place if they beat Azerbaijan on Tuesday and hope Joachim Loew’s team do them a favour against Belgium.
Siaka Tiene – Ivory Coast
Les Rouge-et-Bleu’s left-back played in his country’s 2-1 win over Burundi yesterday.
The Elephants have already qualified for next year’s African Cup of Nations.
Diego Lugano – Uruguay
PSG’s star of the international weekend was commanding centre-back Diego Lugano who netted a vital brace against Bolivia in the Sky Blue’s opening 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Javier Pastore – Argentina
The new darling of the capital club sat out his country’s 4-1 romp over Chile.
It remains to be seen if he participates in Wednesday’s trip to Venezuela.
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck – France U-19
The Little Blues have been involved in a four team tournament in Limoges along with England, Ukraine and Portugal.
Bahebeck netted in the game against the English during a 2-2 draw.
The French then went on to beat Ukraine 2-1 but lost against Portugal to the same scoreline, subsequently finishing 3rd in the group.