Despite making a slow start to the season, a number of Aston Villa played were called up by their nations for FIFA World Cup qualifying. Here’s how they did:
Started and played 79 minutes in their 1-1 draw away to Georgia on Saturday. He was sacrificed as they went for a winning goal and a point.
The Egyptian was an unused sub as his side fell to a 1-0 loss away to Uganda to cede top spot in the group to their rivals.
The Iceland man played all 90 minutes for his country as they fell to struggling Finland 1-0 in Tampere on Saturday.
After starting his season well in the Championship, midfielder Conor Hourihane got the call up. However, he did not feature in their 1-1 draw at Georgia.
The left back didn’t even make the bench for Wales’ 1-0 win at home to Austria on Saturday.
The winger wasn’t picked for the match day squad as his Scotland team on 0-3 at Lithuania on Friday.
The Welsh center back played all 90 minutes of his side’s 1-0 win at home to Austria on Saturday. In addition to keeping a clean sheet, he picked up a yellow card.