Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni was delighted with his side's lightning-fast start to Wednesday's 4-2 friendly win over New Zealand.
Ecuador, three goals down at half-time, take home a vital World Cup lesson after their second half fight-back gave them a 4-3 win over Australia.
Edison Mendez scored a last-gasp winner to give Ecuador an astonishing 4-3 comeback win over Australia in a pulsating friendly.
Australia 3 Ecuador 4 - international friendly result on Wednesday.
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has omitted long-serving captain Lucas Neill from the Socceroos' squad for a World Cup warm-up against Ecuador.
New coach Ange Postecoglou took an axe to Australia's ageing squad after veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer retired from international footbal.
New Australia coach Ange Postecoglou named the following 22-man squad on Wednesday for the Socceroos' friendly against Costa Rica in Sydney on Nov.
Borussia Dortmund needed extra-time to edge past second-tier 1860 Munich 2-0 and book their spot in the last 16 of the German Cup after dominating Tuesday's tie
Holger Osieck has dumped Mark Schwarzer for upcoming friendlies against France and Canada.
Borussia Dortmund's Mitchell Langerak won’t forget Lorenzo Insigne’s free kick after chipping his teeth on the upright.
A Gonzalo Higuain-inspired Napoli survived a fightback from 10-man Borussia Dortmund to win 2-1 in the Champions League.
Mark Schwarzer's chances of playing in a third World Cup for Australia next year have not been jeopardised by his status as second-choice goalkeeper at Chelsea,
Australia coach Holger Osieck has recalled skipper Lucas Neill to his squad for crunch World Cup qualifiers.
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