FC Bayern München winger Franck Ribery's (r.) France will be travelling to Kiev for the 2014 FIFA World Cup play-off first leg against Ukraine.
Arjen Robben (l.) of Bayern Munich will be captaining the Netherlands against Japan on Saturday, while Hamburger SV playmaker
...with Makoto Hasebe (1. FC Nürnberg), Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart), Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05) and Nürnberg schemer
Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic (l.) is one of several Bundesliga stars representing Croatia in their play-off tie against Iceland, while
Bayern midfielder Javi Martinez (l.) will be travelling to Malabo with Spain where the current World and European Champions are set to face Equatorial Guinea
FC Schalke 04 star Kevin-Prince Boateng (r.) and Ghana face Egypt in Cairo. The All Blacks will be defending a 6-1 advantage from the first leg of their World Cup play-off
Burkina Faso travel to Algeria's Blida next week, having recorded a 3-2 victory in the home leg. Fortuna Düsseldorf striker
VfB Stuttgart utilitly man Arthur Boka and the Ivory Coast managed a 3-1 win in the World Cup play-off first leg against Senegal...
...but Hannover 96's Mame Diouf (l.) and Salif Sane will be hoping to turn their fortunes around and secure their place at Brazil 2014 (© Imago)
Next summer's hosts will be hoping for a confidence-boosting victory over Honduras on Saturday.
Stuttgart's goalscoring machine Vedad Ivisevic (l.) and 1899 Hoffenheim playmaker Sejad Salihovic (r.) also have
Poland and Borussia Dortmund pair Robert Lewandowski (back l.) and Jakub Blaszczykowski (front, 2nd r.) play host to the Republic of Ireland in a friendly in Poznan
Stuttgart's Alexandru Maxim (r.) and Romania are hoping to qualify for their first FIFA World Cup finals since 1998. The Romanians travel to Piraeus to face...
...Dortmund defensive stalwart Sokratis' (r.) Greece in the first-leg of their play-off on Friday. Meanwhile, Zlatko Junuzovic (l.) and Austria will be hosting...
...the USA, where FC Schalke 04 midfielder Jermaine Jones (l.) has a good chance of making the starting line-up
1. FC Nürnberg's Per Nilsson will have to get the better of Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. as Sweden face Portugal in their World Cup qualifier play-off
Leverkusen attacker Robbie Kruse is likely to feature for Australia when they host Costa Rica in a friendly in Sydney
Hertha Berlin attackers Sami Allagui (pictured) and Änis Ben-Hatira, as well as Stuttgart's centre-back
...against Cameroon, who have Germany-born Schalke defender Joel Matip, Mainz 05's Maxim Choupo-Moting and HSV's Jacques Zoua in their side
Meanwhile, Eintracht Braunschweig goalkeeper Daniel Davari will be taking on Thailand with Iran in Bangkok in the sides' Continental Qualifier