Newcastle 19 year-old Haris Vuckic came on for Slovenia after 61 minutes and looked good on his International debut in the 1-1 draw with Scotland, at the Bonifika stadium in Koper.
Haris Vuckic – picked up first full Slovenian cap
That gives the Slovenian his very first full cap after playing for the Slovenian Youth sides at various levels, and Shane Ferguson made his first ever start for Northern Ireland and his second cap, in their 3-0 loss to Norway at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Shane played for 69 minutes before being replaced.
Cheick Tiote travelled over 3,000 miles to play in a meaningless friendly for the Ivory Coast against Equatorial New Guinea in Abidjan, and he played the whole game in the 0-0 loss – a meaningless result too.
Yohan Cabaye started for France against Germany in Bremen, and played 62 minutes as his side had a good 2-1 with former Newcastle target Olivier Giroud and Florent Malouda hitting the goals, and Cacau scored for Germany in stoppage time.
And Tim Krul was an unused substitute for Holland as they beat England 3-2 at Wembley.
Two goals in two minutes in the second half from Arjen Robben and Klaus van Huntelaar had put the Dutch 2-0 ahead, but then Gary Cahill scored a nice goal and then in injury time Ashley Young equalized.
But it showed the frailty of the young England defense, when the Dutch simply went up the other end and scored the winner, and it was another superb effort from former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben.
Newcastle fans had the chance to see left-back Erik Pieters of PSV Eindhoven in action for Holland, but he was given a tough time in the first half by both Adam Johnson and Daniel Sturridge, and he was withdrawn at half time, as he looked the weak link in the Holland back four.
And first choice goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was at fault for the Cahill goal when he let the ball through under his body.
But hopefully the defeat will end any chance of Stuart Peace becoming the full time manager of England.
Stuart has never been a successful club manager even, and letting the assistant take over when the manager leaves had tragic consequences for England when Steve McClaren succeeded Sven-Göran Eriksson. Steve was never up to the job.
But we all knew that before he was appointed – but of course that didn’t stop the sometimes clueless FA from going ahead with their choice.
It seems that Harry Redknapp deserves his chance of taking England into the European Championships, but what exactly the English FA are doing about appointing a successor right now, we have no idea.
And in the Youth Internationals on Tuesday night, Davide Santon played the first half for Italy U21s, in their draw with France in Cannes in a friendly.
And last night promising Newcastle defender Paul Dummett picked up his third under-21 cap for Wales, coming on as a 61st minute substitute during their 4-0 European Under-21 Championships qualifier win over Andorra.
We hope everybody is fit after the games last night.