Mario Balotelli's omission from Italy's national team has prompted the striker's outspoken agent Mino Raiola to take aim at the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
Barcelona star Andres Iniesta is in better form than last year and will again play a key role for Spain, according to coach Julen Lopetegui.
Eden Hazard will not play for Belgium as a false nine despite being used in such a role for Chelsea this season, Roberto Martinez said.
Australia coach Bert van Marwijk finalised his squad for the friendlies against Norway and Colombia, with four potential debutants included.
Bayern Munich turned on the style in the second half to beat Al Ahli 6-0, after Sandro Wagner had opened the scoring on his second debut.
After respectable scoreless draws with Brazil and Germany, England coach Gareth Southgate says absent senior players should be on notice after some impressive debuts from his young charges.