Big night for Neill

A number of West Ham United players will be involved in their county's qualifying matches for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa o Wednesday night.

Lucas Neill is with the Socceroos away to Uzbekistan in Tashkent as Australia get the final stage of their Asian zone World Cup campaign under way. After helping his side to an impressive 2-1 friendly victory in the Netherlands at the weekend, confidence is high in the Australia camp. Australia need to finish at least second in the five-nation Group 1 to make it to the finals.

New signing Valon Behrami will hope to help Switzerland to a home win against Luxembourg in Geneva. The match will be the versatile performer's 22nd appearance for his country. The Group 2 campaign began in Israel on Saturday with Switzerland taking a two-goal lead before being pegged back by late goals and forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Matthew Upson and Robert Green are in Zagreb with the rest of the England squad as Fabio Capello's men look to make it two wins from two in Group 6. A 2-0 away win in Andorra on Saturday was a solid start but it will be a tougher test in midweek against a Croatia team who travelled to Euro 2008 at England's expense. Capello has a fully-fit squad to choose from but it remains to be seen if Upson or Green will figure.

A four-strong Welsh contingent from east London will have a close eye on their country's visit to take on Russia in Moscow with the hope of being involved later in the campaign. Danny Gabbidon, James Collins, Jack Collison and Craig Bellamy will have been delighted to see Wales begin with three points in Group 4 following their 1-0 home win against Azerbaijan at the weekend.