Italy and France suffered defeat, Spain required a last-gasp equaliser to deny Mexico, and the Netherlands and Germany also drew matches they were expected to win.
Oleksandr Aliyev, whose Dinamo Kiev contract was due to expire later this year, has committed himself to the Ukrainian giants until 2011.
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's 1-0 win over Dynamo Kiev in the UEFA Champions League was worth more than just a place in the last 16.
FIFA.com's latest statistical review uncovers why the form of AZ, Barcelona, Dinamo Kiev and Juventus has been indebted to a quartet of stars.
Alexei Mikhailichenko has made a favourable early impression since taking charge of a Ukraine side that broke into the Ranking's top 20 this month.