Cyprus shocked Bosnia and Herzegovina with an away win in their European qualifier, while Iceland thrashed Turkey.
Coach Luis Fernando Suarez learned the hard way that Honduras are not ready for the World Cup in a 2-0 loss to Turkey.
Turkey capitalised on poor finishing from the Republic of Ireland as they grabbed a 2-1 win in Dublin.
UEFA have approved the launch of a Nations League from 2018, with the new tournament to be played every second year.
The Republic of Ireland will face Turkey in a friendly international in Dublin on Sunday, May 25.
Albania manager Gianni De Biasi has revealed he is struggling to persuade Adnan Januzaj to play for his side.
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