A round of midweek international friendlies was given extra significance by the prospect of the World Cup looming just over the horizon. Managers only have a few more chances to fine-tune their tactics and test out their players.
For the players themselves—especially those on the fringes of their national team squads—this was one of the last chances to impress.
Results are not that important in friendlies, but performances can be.
Here are the best 11 from this week's matches, laid out in a 3-4-3 formation.