IT'S a big week for some Clarets on the international stage this week as they look to follow Steven Defour and Belgium in booking a place at next summer's World Cup.

Sam Vokes could come up against Kevin Long, Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady in the last qualifying fixture as Wales battle with Ireland for a play-off spot.

Vokes will be hoping to edge Wales closer to Russia and follow up his Euro 2016 goal with a World Cup strike.

The Wales striker, who was recently honoured for reaching 50 caps for the Red Dragons, scored a fine header against Belgium in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals a year ago.