West Ham United had five players on duty for their respective countries at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Two were called up by Fabio Capello's England - goalkeeper Rob Green and defender Matt Upson, while Valon Behrami was picked by Switzerland, Jonathan Spector by the USA and Guillermo Franco by Mexico.
For England, Green was selected for their opening fixture against Spector's United States. The Three Lions took an early lead through Steven Gerrard, but Green's fumble allowed Clint Dempsey to level matters five minutes before the interval and 1-1 was how it ended.
Green was supplanted in goal by David James thereafter, although Upson came into the side for the third group game against Algeria and retained his spot - finding the back of the net - as England crashed out 4-1 to Germany in the second round.
Spector had to be content with a watching brief for the tournament, which also ended at the second round stage as the United States lost to Ghana 2-1 after extra time.
Behrami missed out on selection for Switzerland's shock opening victory over Spain, but was back involved as Ottmar Hitzfeld's side took on Chile next up. However, the midfielder's World Cup would only last 31 minutes as he saw red and the South Americans triumphed 1-0.
A 0-0 draw with Honduras meant a campaign which began with so much promise for the Swiss was over almost before it began.
Guillermo Franco started all three of Mexico's group games as a 1-1 draw with hosts South Africa, a 2-0 victory over France and a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay meant they qualified as Group A runners-up.
Franco then found himself on the bench as his country took on Argentina in the second round, and with Diego Maradona's team 3-0 up, Mexico called for the Hammer as they looked for a way back. Javier Hernandez did find the net, but it counted for little as La Verde's campaign ended there.