A large number of Juventus players were involved in summer tournaments with their national sides this year.
For a start, there was our Italy contingent of Gigi Buffon, Leo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli, Daniele Rugani, Giorgio Chiellini and Stefano Sturaro in France for the Euros (Claudio Marchisio missed the tournament through injury).
After knocking out the holders Spain, the Azzurri lost to Sami Khedira's Germany on spot-kicks in the quarter-finals.
Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra made it all the way to the final with the host nation before succumbing to Portugal after extra time and a penalty shootout.
Also putting in an appearance at the European Championships was Mario Mandzukic together with his Croatian team-mate and future Juve man Marko Pjaca, one of the brightest young stars of the tournament.
Elsewhere Stephan Lichtsteiner and Alvaro Morata turned out for Switzerland and Spain respectively.
Meanwhile the Copa America Centenario was held on the other side of the pond, with Juan Cuadrado featuring for Colombia and soon-to-be Bianconeri Dani Alves and Gonzalo Higuain turning out for Brazil and Argentina.