FC Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery will be hoping his fine form continues when France take on Italy on Wednesday night.
Ribery's left-wing partner in crime, David Alaba (l.), is also in action this week as Austria lock horns with the Ivory Coast.
Another young star to fly the Bayern flag abroad is Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss midfielder has impressed
The Bundesliga's leading marksman, Mario Mandzukic (r.), will be joined by Borussia Dortmund's
Of Bayern's eleven representatives on international duty this week, midfielder Javi Martinez (l. against Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake) has the furthest
Japan are involved in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying action against Oman, with eight Bundesliga representatives part of coach Alberto Zaccheroni's 23-man squad including: Wolfsburg's Makoto Hasebe (bottom row, 1l.), Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida (bottom row, 3l.) and 1. FC Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake (bottom row, 4l.)
Werder Bremen forward Marko Arnautovic lines up alongside Alaba and Fuchs for Austria. The 23-year-old has already enjoyed
Speaking of Gladbach, star performer Juan Arango takes to the field for his native Venezuela against Nigeria on Thursday. The 32-year-old
Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (top, 1l.) and Lukasz Piszczek (top, 2r.) are on the road as Poland prepare to face Uruguay in Danzig. National team skipper Jakub Blaszczykowski (bottom, 2r.) has also been called up, but is unlikely to feature having missed Dortmund's last four Bundesliga outings through injury (ankle)
Nuremberg's Timothy Chandler has earned a recall to the USA national side, having last appeared
US coach Jürgen Klinsmann has also selected Schalke 04's Jermaine Jones, with the no-nonsense
Schalke came up short against 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 10, though, as Fabian Johnson's side edged a five-goal
and has support from club mate Danny Williams as the US prepare for their final match of the calendar year, a friendly against Russia in Krasnodar