Belarus twice led against Turkey but in the end had to settle for a 2-2 draw in a friendly international played Wednesday in Minsk while Bulgaria needed a late strike from Stanislav Genchev to secure a 2-1 over Finland. ( dpa )
Vitali Kutuzov put the home side in front on 34 minutes but Middlesbrough striker Tuncay Sanli equalized for Turkey three minutes later.
Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb restored Belarus's lead but Tumer Metin salvaged a draw for Turkey 20 minutes from time.
Finland went ahead against Bulgaria through a first-half Jari Litmanen penalty but Zdravko Lazarov equalized three minutes into the second half and Genchev secured the win with a last-minute winner.
Two early second-half goals from Andriy Shevchenko and Sergiy Nazarenko sealed a 2-0 win for Ukraine over Serbia while Estonia beat Canada by the same scoreline.
A Yossi Benayoun free kick gave Israel a 1-0 win over Chile in Tel Aviv while Arunas Klimavicius netted the only goal of the game as Lithuania defeated Azerbaijan 1-0.
Slovenia also managed a 1-0 victory over neighbours Hungary thanks to a goal from Mirnes Sisic on 58 minutes.
South Africa produced their best performance under World Cup winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira to beat Paraguay 3- 0 in a friendly played in Pretoria.
The 2010 World Cup hosts, who have failed to impress in recent friendly matches, dominated the game and won through goals by Surprise Moriri, Benni McCarthy and Siphiwe Tshabalala.