The Leeds duo were in action on the training field for their country.
The Whites duo have earned their call-ups through persistence and producing regular form in Yorkshire - albeit with the odd blip.
Cooper and Bridcutt will no doubt appreciate the distraction of international duty considering Leeds' season...
A 4-0 defeat to Brighton was followed by three United wins in a row. And yet Steve Evans' men followed that up with a 4-1 defeat to local rivals Huddersfield Town... at home.
There is fresh uncertainty over Evans' future and, even should the Scot remain at Elland Road, where exactly are Leeds headed under Massimo Cellino?
There is no stability or general direction at Leeds under the Italian and, while that remains the case, staying in the Championship is the best fans can hope for - with some highs but plenty of lows during the course of an average season.