Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande are the lead duo in the Chinese Super League after playing out a 1-1 draw today. Elsewhere, Jiangsu Shuntian and Shanghai Shenxin also drew, while Guizhou Renhe won 2-1.
FIFA.com looks ahead to today's 24 qualifying matches in Europe, with the meeting of Croatia and Serbia just one of several tasty encounters in prospect.
FIFA.com chats with Bosnia-Herzegovina skipper Zvjezdan Misimovic who hopes to lead his team to breakthrough qualification for Brazil 2014.
Guangzhou Evergrande began the defence of their Chinese Super League title in style with a 5-1 home victory against Shanxi Zhongxin, while Beijing Guoan also picked up an impressive victory on the opening day.
For many footballers January is a time when suitcases are packed and transfer deals signed.FIFA.com rounds up who has gone where at the start of the latest transfer window.
England, the Netherlands and Sweden may be expected to build up their goal difference on Matchday 3, but in Serbia-Belgium, Russia-Portugal and Greece-Bosnia-Herzegovina, the menu has some fascinating, hard-to-call fixtures.