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.
Northern Ireland lost 1-0 in Friday's friendly in Turkey, as Roy Carroll and Chris Baird gifted the hosts a soft goal.
Michael O'Neill was disappointed that Northern Ireland's 1-0 defeat in Turkey was decided by a sloppy first-half goal.
Northern Ireland are to play Turkey in a friendly international at Adana on November 15.
Holland celebrated qualification for the World Cup finals with a 2-0 win to end Turkey's hopes of a play-off place.
Turkey won 2-0 in Estonia to move into second place in World Cup qualifying Group D.
Burak Yilmaz and Mevlut Erdinc saw Turkey to victory in Romania to keep their hopes of World Cup qualification alive.
Galatasaray striker Umut Bulut's hat-trick helped Turkey seal a 5-0 World Cup Group D qualifying win over Andorra.
Chile romp to win, USA seal Bosnian win, Colombia beat Serbia, Asamoah Gyan is Ghana hero
A goal in each half helped Slovenia earn an impressive 2-0 friendly win over Turkey in Germany on Friday night.
A brace from Valerijs Sabala helped Latvia recover a two-goal deficit to draw 3-3 with Turkey in Tuesday's friendly meeting in Duisburg.
Substitute Daniel Bode earned Hungary a valuable World Cup qualifying Group D point in Turkey.
Holland can go a long way to securing a place at the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer with victory over Romania.
Turkey breathed life back into their fading Group D World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over minnows Andorra.
Holland coach Louis van Gaal believes his side cannot afford to take Estonia lightly, as Hungary face Romania.
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