Spain held, Croatia claim win
Spain left it late to claim a 2-2 friendly draw with Chile, Croatia beat South Korea 2-1, while Japan earned a 3-1 victory over Ghana.
Manchester City forward Jesus Navas saved Spain's blushes by netting a late equaliser against Chile as their international friendly in Geneva ended in a 2-2 draw.
Eduardo Vargas, who currently plays his football in Brazil, got both of the South American side's goals in the first half, which came either side of Roberto Soldado's equaliser.
World and European champions Spain were far from their best and for much of the game were outplayed by Jorge Sampaoli's side, who imposed themselves on their opponents with impressive levels of pressure.
Their energy levels eventually dropped and Vicente del Bosque's men made repeated efforts to find an equaliser late into the second half, which they got when Navas slid home in injury time.
The Spain coach kept to his word and made six changes to the side that beat Finland in a World Cup gualifier on Friday, the only players starting both games being Raul Albiol, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Ramos, Pedro Rodriguez and Cesc Fabregas.
In the second half Real Madrid centre-back Nacho Fernandez made his international debut, aged 23.
Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida struck the winner for Croatia as they warmed up for next month's meeting with Scotland with a 2-1 win over South Korea.
Igor Stimac's side sit five points behind leaders Belgium in World Cup qualifying group A with two games to play and travel to Hampden on October 15 for a crucial clash which could make or break their hopes of an automatic berth at next summer's finals in Brazil.
But they proved form is not an issue with their win in Jeonju, secured after Dnipro's Nikola Kalinic headed home a 65th-minute opener ahead of Vida's own nodded second six minutes later. Croatia, who rested Mario Mandzukic and Luka Modric, did concede late on as Lee Keun-ho found the net in stoppage time but the visitors held on.
Japan, meanwhile, have already wrapped up their place in Brazil and continued to show good progress with a 3-1 victory over an experimental Ghana line-up in Yokohama.
Asamoah Gyan, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Michael Essien were among a clutch of top names omitted from the friendly encounter in the Far East by Ghana head coach James Kwesi Appiah but the Black Stars still managed to strike first as Frank Acheampong netted with a deflected strike after 24 minutes.
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa equalised five minutes after the break with a superb individual effort.
Yasuhito Endo then celebrated his 136th appearance for Japan by smashing the Asian champions in front in the 64th minute before Keisuke Honda headed a third soon after.
China also tasted success with a 2-0 triumph over Malaysia in Beijing.
Winger Zheng Long scored his third goal in two matches with a swerving free-kick from the edge of the box to give the hosts the lead two minutes before the break.
Striker Yang Xu doubled the advantage with a looping header 13 minutes into the second period.