By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
However, neither player was involved in their decisive second-leg qualifying matches as Nigeria and the Ivory Coast progressed on Saturday.
Ameobi's Nigeria were 2-0 winners over Ethiopia in Calabar, thanks to goals from Liverpool loanee Victor Moses and Victor Obinna. It meant a 4-1 aggregate victory for the Super Eagles.
Joining them at the World Cup are the Ivory Coast, who recorded a 1-1 draw with Senegal to secure a 4-2 overall victory.
While Tiote sat out the fixture through suspension, United teammate Papiss Cisse started for opponents Senegal but was unable to inspire them to a memorable win.
Elsewhere, goalkeeper Tim Krul was an unused substitute as Holland threw away a two-goal lead to draw with Japan in friendly action in Genk.