Despite only making one appearance for Spain since the 2014 World Cup, David Villa is targeting a spot in their squad for Russia 2018.
With 2018 on the horizon, we look back at the stars who brought down the curtain on their illustrious careers.
New York City have signed Paraguay international Jesus Medina on a four-year deal, the 20-year-old having been linked with Manchester City.
His final professional match ended in elimination from the MLS play-offs, but Andrea Pirlo reflected fondly on a stellar 22-year career.
Houston Dynamo, Toronto and Columbus Crew advanced in the MLS play-offs.
Ola Kamara, Artur, Justin Meram and Harrison Afful were on target as Columbus Crew crushed New York City on Tuesday.
San Jose Earthquakes reached the MLS play-offs as Portland Timbers finished top of the west.
The Seattle Sounders sealed a place in the MLS play-offs with a 4-0 thrashing of Dallas.
Vieira said he is not the man to fill the void left by Bruce Arena after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Patrick Vieira said he is not the man to fill the void left by Bruce Arena after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.