There’ll be some familiar faces lining up opposite Shay Given when the Republic of Ireland take on Brazil at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.
City’s number one is likely not only to face Robinho, currently on loan with Santos, but former City team-mate Elano as well in the friendly that takes place on neutral territory in north London.
Young left-back Greg Cunningham, who made his City debut against Scunthorpe just over a month ago, also received his first call-up into the senior Irish squad as Geovanni Trappatoni looks to build for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
A host of other City players are on international duty this week:
Robbie Mak: Slovakia U21s v Turkey U21s
Nigel de Jong: Netherlands v USA
Shaun Wright-Phillips, Gareth Barry, Joleon Lescott: England v Egypt
Vincent Kompany, Belgium v Croatia
Roque Santa Cruz: Paraguay v Atletico Bilbao (friendly in Bilbao)
Carlos Tevez: Argentina v Germany in Munich
Kolo Toure: Ivory Coast v South Korea
Patrick Vieira: France v Spain
Ryan McGivern: N Ireland v Albania
Micah Richards: England U21s v Greece U21s
Dedryck Boyata: Belgium U21s v Malta U21s
Abdi Ibrahim: Norway U19s