A bout of midweek international friendlies might be the last thing that club managers want right now as they chase titles or look to avoid relegation.
But for international bosses this week represents perhaps a final chance to offer a World Cup ticket to certain players.
Plenty of interesting match-ups can be found in Wednesday's fixtures, with Germany facing Chile and Spain taking on Italy in two of the highest-profile games.
Managers will be hoping that key players can show they have a role to play and in-form squad members take their chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the final 23—and the players themselves will be desperate to be handed the chance to show what they can do.
Here we take a look at one player from each of the 32 competing nations who needs to take this opportunity to push themselves to the front of the queue.