Robbie Keane increased his Republic of Ireland goal tally with the winning strike in the friendly against Croatia on Tuesday evening in Dublin.
It was his 24th international goal that came in the 24th minute following a searching run down the right flank by Chelsea wide man Damien Duff. This proved enough to defeat a spirited Croatia who came more into the game in the second period.
More of our players take to the international stage tonight with Kasey Keller, currently on loan at Southampton, expected to feature in one of the USA's toughest World Cup qualifying matches against Jamaica.
Thimothee Atouba has joined up with Cameroon for a friendly in Germany for what should be his first action following a knee injury, while Noureddine Naybet faces Burkino Faso for Morocco and Reto Ziegler is with the Swiss Under-21s taking on Belarus.
Our other three players on national service are on England duty with Paul Robinson and Jermain Defoe set to face Spain in Madrid and young defender Phil Ifil with England U19s for a friendly against France.