Internationals in spotlight

It promises to be a buy day for the West Ham United players representing their countries around the world.

Robert Green and Matthew Upson will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of the four young West Ham players that wore England's Three Lions on Tuesday evening, when the senior side take in Ukraine in a FIFA World Cup qualifier at Wembley. David James is expected to start in goal, with Green likely to provide cover on the bench. Matthew Upson, after impressing against Slovakia on Saturday, may join Green on the bench if Rio Ferdinand has recovered from a back injury in time.

Fabio Capello's England team have enjoyed a successful start to their campaign thus far and a win will see them stay at least five points clear at the top of FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group Six.

James Collins is set to line up for Wales in a tricky-looking World Cup qualifier with Germany in Cardiff. The home side look to have an uphill struggle to qualify and will need to win tonight to stand any chance of making the finals in South Africa. Collins made a successful comeback from a hamstring injury in Saturday's game with Finland, but could do nothing to stop the Welsh losing 2-0.

Radoslav Kovac is expected to start for the Czech Republic in central defence when they play host to Slovakia in Prague. Kovac is likely to take the place of the injured Tomas Ujfalusi for the key World Cup qualifier, which could go a long way to determining both sides' chances of securing a place in South Africa. Victory for either team could send them top of qualifying Group Three.

Further afield, Jonathan Spector is with the USA squad preparing to take on Trinidad and Tobago in Nashville. Spector sat out the United States' 2-2 draw with El Salvador on Friday - a result which sent them top of their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying group. Trinidad and Tobago sit fourth in the group after two draws from their first two matches. If Spector if selected he could well come up against the Soca Warriors' Kenwyne Jones, a duel that could be repeated this Saturday when Jones' Sunderland visit the Boleyn Ground.

Finally, Lucas Neill led Australia to a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan. For more on that game, click here.