Northern Ireland: Maik Taylor
Blues keeper Maik Taylor was selected in Lawrie Sanchez's starting XI for Northern Ireland's international friendly against Portugal on Tuesday evening.
Portugal had led through a Stephen Craigan own goal just before half-time but Luton Town striker Warren Feeney's header on 53 minutes earned the Irish a share of the spoils in Belfast.
Taylor played for the full ninety minutes.
Blues winger Stan Lazaridis was part of the Australia squad that qualified for the 2006 World Cup by beating play-off rivals Uruguay on penalties in Sydney.
Australia: Stan Lazaridis
The Socceroo's went into the 2nd leg a goal down but Marco Bresciano's 35th-minute goal levelled the tie.
The Australians qualified by winning 4-2 in the resulting penalty shoot-out.
It is the first time Australia have reached the finals since 1974.
Lazaridis was an unused sub for the game in Sydney.
Jiri Jarosic was part of the Czech Republic squad for their World Cup play-off match against Norway on Wednesday night.
Czech Republic: Jiri Jarosik
Leading 1-0 from the first leg, the Czech's booked their place in the 2006 finals in Germany with a 1-0 win in Prague courtesy of a 35th minute goal from Tomas Rosicky.
Jarosik was an unused sub at the Toyota Arena.