juande ramos, who won back-to-back uefa cups with sevilla in 2006 and 2007, spent six weeks as cska head coach last autumn.
ivica dragutinović and miloš krasić are team-mates in the serbian national team.
igor akinfeev, sergei ignashevich plus aleksei and vasili berezutski all featured for russia against spain at uefa euro 2008, spain winning 4-1 in group d and 3-0 in the semi-finals. akinfeev and ignashevich played in both games while both berezutski brothers remained on the bench along with andrés palop and fernando navarro for their opponents.
gonzález has had spells at albacete balompié, real sociedad de fútbol and real betis balompié.
marius stankevičius played for lithuania in a 4-3 defeat by russia in a moscow friendly in august 2004.
dragutinović and krasić played for serbia in a 3-0 fifa world cup qualifying victory against a lithuania side containing deividas šemberas and stankevičius on 11 october 2008. dragutinović, krasić and stankevičius also appeared in the reverse fixture, won 2-1 by lithuania on 14 october 2009.
luis fabiano scored twice for brazil in a 3-0 victory against a chile side including gonzález in a world cup qualifier on 7 september 2008.
negredo scored twice for spain in a 5-2 victory against bosnia-herzegovina in a world cup qualifying tie in zenica on 14 october 2009. elvir rahimić was on the opposing side as he had been when bosnia-herzegovina lost 1-0 in murcia a year earlier, when diego capel lined up for the hosts.
russia forward aleksandr kerzhakov was at sevilla from january 2007 to february 2008, winning the uefa cup, copa del rey and spanish super cup.