Lars Jacobsen and Tal Ben Haim will have given Avram Grant plenty to think about for Saturday's visit of Chelsea with both defenders getting a much-needed 90 minutes in the latest round of UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Denmark right-back Jacobsen helped his country to a 1-0 home win against Iceland in Copenhagen, although they had to wait until an added-time goal from Thomas Kahlenberg. In Georgia, Also on Tuesday night, Ben Haim helped his side keep a clean sheet with Israel's goalless draw in Georgia. It was his second full game in five days after a 3-1 home win against Malta last Friday.
Elsewhere, Matthew Upson and Carlton Cole were not used by England in their 3-1 win in Switzerland, who were themselves without Valon Behrami because he is focused on club duty.
Further afield, Pablo Barrera played the opening 55 minutes for Mexico in their 1-0 friendly victory over Colombia in Monterrey on Tuesday evening.