Alex Bruce won his second cap for the Republic or Ireland against Poland last night, while midfielder Veliche Shumulikoski played the full 90 for Macedonia.
The defender came on in the second half, but the Republic lost 3-2 at home to the Polish.
Bruce, largely out of favour for Ipswich this season, is thought to be regarded highly by Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni. The Italian is reported to have recommended the Blues star to Serie A clubs Fiorentina, Genoa and Napoli – read more >>>>>
Meanwhile, Shumi’s Macedonia lost 2-1 away in Montenegro.