There was disappointment for Andy Robertson on Sunday as Scotland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals were ended by a 2-2 draw in Slovenia - but Emre Can enjoyed some better fortune for Germany.
The Liverpool defender played the 90 minutes for his country in Ljubljana as they looked to secure the victory needed to seal a place in the play-off round for next year’s tournament.
However, after a bright start in which Leigh Griffiths gave Scotland the lead just after the half-hour mark, the hosts struck back after the interval via a Roman Bezjak brace to go 2-1 in front.
Robert Snodgrass did equalise in the 88th minute, but the stalemate means they finish third in Group F and miss out due to an inferior goal difference to Slovenia.
Elsewhere, Jordan Henderson completed the game and Daniel Sturridge came on in the 72nd minute as England beat Lithuania 1-0 in their final qualifier, with a place in the World Cup finals already assured prior to kick off.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was an unused substitute for the Three Lions in Vilniaus.
Meanwhile in Germany, Can netted his first goal for his country in a 5-1 win over Azerbaijan.
The Reds' No.23 rounded off the scoring at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion with a thumping 25-yard drive on 81 minutes.