Wednesday night saw a couple of interesting international friendlies take place in both England and the USA.
In London's Wembley Stadium, England drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland whilst over in Cleveland, Belgium beat the USA 4-2.
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole captained England for the first time and was over the moon as the Three Lions get set to travel to Rio de Janeiro to meet Brazil on Sunday.
Brilliant night at Wembley and before we leave for Brazil I'd like to thank all the fans who supported me.— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) May 30, 2013
Chelsea FC took time to congratulate their star defender .
Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) May 29, 2013
Norwich City keeper John Ruddy was left wondering why Canaries teammate Wes Hoolahan can't get any minutes for Ireland.
Baffled as to how Wes can't get off the bench for Ireland?!! #shambles— John Ruddy (@Johnruddy86) May 29, 2013
West Bromwich Albion's English-born former Ireland international Steven Reid was happy to see Baggies teammate Ben Foster replace Joe Hart at half-time.
Good to see @benfoster getting a run out!!— STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) May 29, 2013
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany was delighted to see some Belgium fans in Cleveland following his side's 4-2 win over the USA in a friendly at the home of the Cleveland Browns.
J'ai aimé notre perf! Special mention for those who stayed up to watch and those who made the trip to Cleveland! Bedankt gasten! #Belgium— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 30, 2013
End of the match. USA - Belgium 2-4!! Nice victory! Goodnight!Final del partido. EEUU - Bélgica 2-4!! Buen victoria!Buenas noches!— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) May 30, 2013
DaMarcus Beasley made his 100th appearance for the USA.
Jus wanna say thank you all for the messages tonight! I love the support you have given me all thru the years. Sorry about the result! #USA— DaMarcus Beasley (@DaMarcusBeasley) May 30, 2013
Must say a big congrats to my boy @damarcusbeasley on reaching 100 caps! What an achievement that is! Still more to come fam!— Maurice Edu (@MauriceEdu) May 30, 2013
AZ ace Jozy Altidore was impressed by the game style of the triumphant Belgians.
Belgium plays great passing football. Quality side. On to the next one.— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) May 30, 2013
Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden, who has returned from injury, came on to play the final ten minutes of the US' loss.
Stuart Holden (@stuholden) May 29, 2013
Let's go for USA - BELGIUM..— Bentekechristian (@bentekechris20) May 29, 2013