Australia's Asian Cup campaign is finally under way after a comfortable 3-0 win over Palestine in Dubai.
China were held to a 1-1 draw by Palestine in a friendly as coach Marcello Lippi oversaw what is expected to be his final game on home soil.
The president of Palestine's FA has been banned from all football activity for the next year after calling on fans to burn Lionel Messi's jerseys.
Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has apologised to everyone in Israel for the cancelation of Saturday's friendly.
Argentina have cancelled their final World Cup warm-up match against Israel that had been scheduled for Saturday, federation officials say.