Scotland managed to salvage a 1-1 draw with Slovenia, with Christophe Berra's first-half header getting them back on level terms after Andraz Kirm had given the visitors the lead.
Timmy Simons struck twice from the spot before Adil Chihi pulled one back in a 2-1 win for Nurnberg over Cologne in the Bundesliga.
Cologne's hopes of making a successful start to 2011 have been dealt a blow by an outbreak of the swine flu virus at the club.
Slovenia trio Valter Birsa, Miso Brecko and Matej Mavric speak to FIFA about defying the odds, and the doubters, to make history at South Africa 2010.
Cologne defender Miso Brecko tells FIFA.com all about Slovenia's plans to spoil the Slovak party ahead of their qualifying clash in Bratislava.