There was no English Premier League action this past week, but World Cup qualifiers from all corners of the globe gave fans their weekly football fix.
The world's best players scattered across the planet to play for their countries and are now returning to England for a full set of fixtures.
With many clubs having just nine league matches remaining, the final stretch of this season is rapidly approaching, and every team will be hoping their stars will return from international duty in fine form.
Given some of the excellent performances in the qualifiers, there will be several quality outings in this week's games. Here are the players who will stand out.