Stoke City enjoyed a victorious return to the UEFA Europa League, beating Hajduk Split 1-0 in their third qualifying round first leg, while Fulham drew 0-0 with RNK Split and Atletico Madrid defeated Stromsgodse.
Friday’s friendlies around the world produced a shock defeat for Argentina in Japan and Uruguay’s biggest win in 15 years, while Canada were pegged back from two goals up to draw in the Ukraine.
Argentina and Uruguay hit dramatic late winners as Chile qualified in style. Ecuador's hopes were hit while Venezuela and Colombia's dream ended.
Argentina edged Peru 2-1 to sustain their hopes of qualifying for South Africa 2010, ahead of their upcoming match on Wednesday against Uruguay.
Brazil won 3-1 over rivals Argentina to become the first South American side to reach South Africa 2010, while Paraguay look poised to join them.