Christian Eriksen scored a brilliant goal as he made his return to the Parken Stadium where he had suffered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last June, netting Denmark's third in a friendly clash with Serbia.

Joakim Maehle gave the Danes the lead with a thumping deflected drive in the 15th minute and Jesper Lindstroem added a second eight minutes after the break as the home side enjoyed the better chances.

Captaining the team, Eriksen gave the vocal Danish crowd what they wanted in the 57th minute, cutting onto his right foot and firing home a fizzing drive at the opposite end of the pitch to where he collapsed.

Still building his fitness after re-starting his club career at English Premier League side Brentford in February, the crowd chanted Eriksen's name as he was replaced in the 80th minute with Kasper Schmeichel kissing Eriksen on the head as he handed over the captain's armband.

Eriksen, who made his comeback in club football with Brentford in England's Premier League in February, had scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute against Netherlands in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Having failed to register a single shot on target until the 88th minute, the Serbs will be hoping that they can improve their wayward shooting before both sides head for the World Cup finals in Qatar, which begin in November.

Netherlands came from a goal down to snatch a 1-1 draw against visitors Germany and snap their opponents' eight-game winning run.

Virgil van Dijk heads clear under pressure from Timo Werner

Thomas Muller put Germany ahead in the 45th minute before Steven Bergwijn struck midway through the second half to level and end Germany's winning streak under new coach Hansi Flick.

Both teams were in friendly action, having already qualified automatically for the World Cup.

An inexperienced Belgium followed up Saturday's 2-2 draw with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium by beat Burkina Faso 3-0, overcoming a poor start and requiring an alert keeper as coach Roberto Martinez tested options ahead of the World Cup.

Goals from Hans Vanaken, Leandro Trossard and Christian Benteke secured the win for Martinez, who had chosen to leave out all players with at least 50 caps, meaning the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku were again not involved.

Alvaro Morata scored a first-half double and substitute Pablo Sarabia added two more after the break as World Cup contenders Spain overwhelmed Iceland 5-0 in A Coruna.

Juventus striker Morata was the only player carried over in the starting lineup from Saturday's 2-1 friendly win over Albania in Barcelona, with coach Luis Enrique rotating his squad.

France extended their winning run to seven matches as two-goal Kylian Mbappe and record-chasing Olivier Giroud struck in a 5-0 victory against South Africa in a friendly.

The world champions, who have not lost since they were knocked out of the European Championship in the last-16 by Switzerland on penalties last year, were never troubled by a team they had not faced since the 2010 World Cup.

That year France exited the finals after an infamous off-field meltdown in which the players went on strike but Didier Deschamps's side were very businesslike on Tuesday with Wissam Ben Yedder and Matteo Guendouzi adding late goals.

Croatia fought back from a goal down to beat Bulgaria 2-1 in a friendly at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar thanks to late goals from Luka Modric and Andrej Kramaric.

After a goalless first half, Croatia went down to 10 men when defender Duje Caleta-Car was sent off in the 63rd minute.

Bulgaria's Kiril Despodov earned his side the lead shortly after, capping a quick break by firing past Ivica Ivusic into the bottom right corner.

However, Despodov went from hero to zero in a matter of seconds, picking up a second yellow card for ripping his shirt off while imitating Cristiano Ronaldo's trademark celebration, erasing Bulgaria's one-man advantage.

Modric remains key for 2018 World Cup runners up Croatia

Croatia responded well to going behind, scoring in the 76th and 80th minutes to secure the victory.

Kramaric was involved in both goals, winning a penalty that was converted by Modric, before creating space for himself in the Bulgarian box with some intricate footwork and firing home the winner.

Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, have secured an automatic berth at this year's finals, while Bulgaria finished fourth in their group and failed to qualify for the tournament in Qatar.

Italy won 3-2 in an entertaining friendly away to Turkey after Giacomo Raspadori struck twice although that was scant consolation for their agonising failure to qualify for the World Cup and added to Turkey's misery after they missed out.

Both countries were eliminated from contention for the tournament in Qatar after suffering defeats in their playoff semi-finals last week which, had they won, would have pitted them against each other for a World Cup berth.

European champions Italy suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by North Macedonia while Turkey squandered a late penalty as they lost 3-1 away to Portugal.

On Tuesday, Cengiz Under put Turkey ahead in the fourth minute with a low strike between goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma's legs. But Italy struck back with two quick goals in the closing minutes of the first half to lead.

Bryan Cristante levelled with a powerful header from a free kick in the 35th minute before a mistake from Turkey keeper Altay Bayindir left him face-to-face with Raspadori, who put the Italian side ahead in the 39th.

Italy extended their lead with a second goal by Raspadori in the 69th minute before Turkey's Serdar Dursun raised hopes of a late comeback in the 83rd but the hosts were unable to capitalise on a flurry of late chances.