The international break provides a huge opportunity for players to show what they can do on the big stage, and for two QPR players this week provides an opportunity to reach the pinnacle of their profession.

Conor Washington and Massimo Luongo are just 180 minutes away from securing a place in next summer's World Cup in Russia, giving them the platform to compete with the best players in the world.

Washington has been named in the Northern Ireland squad to face Switzerland, with the first leg taking place at Windsor Park, Belfast on Thursday November 9, with the return leg in Basel taking place on Sunday November 12.

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As for Luongo, he faces a a double-header with Honduras for a place in the showpiece event with the first leg at San Pedro Sula scheduled for Friday November 10, with the second leg set to take place in Sydney on Wednesday November 15.