Japan scored a goal in each half to overcome United Arab Emirates in Group B of AFC World Cup Qualifying.
Yu Dabao's header and a stirring second-half performance by goalkeeper Zeng Cheng saw Marcello Lippi's side claim a 1-0 win over South Korea.
Marcello Lippi says China should not allow their historic World Cup qualifying victory over South Korea on Thursday to make them complacent.
Despite going down 3-0 to Saudi Arabia at home, Thailand can take heart in the performance of young striker Siroch Chatthong.
The Socceroos have escaped with a nerve-wracking 1-1 draw against Iraq amid dreadful conditions in Tehran to leave their WCQ hopes in the balance.
Mitch Langerak says Australia will lament their missed chances, as Iraq turned things around in the second half.