GEOFF CAMERON starred for the United States of America on Wednesday evening as they recorded a remarkable 13th straight victory on the international stage against Asmir Begovic’s Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Potters pair both started for their countries in the entertaining international friendly that took place at the impressively named Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium, in Sarajevo.
Both nations went into the clash in fine form, with the States all but secured of their place at next summer’s showpiece World Cup Finals, whilst Bosnia look primed to join them having won five and drawn one of their opening six clashes to sit comfortably at the top of their qualifying group.
It had initially appeared that Begovic would hold the bragging rights over Cameron as his side raced into a two goal lead, however, the States soon pegged them back thanks to strikes from Eddie Johnson and Sunderland ace Jose Altidore.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s side completed a stunning comeback late in the second half with Altidore helping himself to his second and third goals of the evening, before Edin Dzeko completed his brace with a stoppage time header.
Elsewhere Glenn Whelan picked up his landmark 50th international cap for the Republic of Ireland as they played out a goalless draw against Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The midfielder featured for just over an hour of the clash, whilst his Potters teammates Jonathan Walters and Marc Wilson also started – with Walters playing for 84 minutes and Wilson the full 90.
Charlie Adam meanwhile, was an unused substitute for Scotland in their narrow 3-2 defeat against England at a packed out Wembley Stadium.
The former Liverpool man was forced to watch on from the sidelines as his side twice took the lead, only to be pegged back by goals from Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck.
Southampton’s Rickie Lambert was the headline writer though, as the debutant stepped off the bench and scored with his first touch to secure victory for the Three Lions in what was the first meeting between the two nations in 14 years.
Finally, Jack Butland started for the England Under 21s as they recorded a resounding 6-0 hammering of their Scotland counterparts in Tuesday night’s international friendly at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane.