International friendlies: China draw with Jordan; Mali down Iran, North Korea win; Egypt held by Malawi

China 2 – Jordan 2 (International Friendly, December 30, 2009) After the hosts took a 2-goal lead at the start of the second half, Jordan fought back with an excellent double from centre-forward Mahmoud Shelbaieh with his first, a chip on the turn, the pick of his goals.

Iran 1 – Mali 2 (International Friendly, December 30, 2009) Karim Ansarifard fired Iran ahead with a tidy 11th minute lob, but goals from Tenema Ndiaye and Dramane Traore turned the match in Mali’s favour.

Qatar 0 – North Korea 1 (International Friendly, December 30, 2009)

Egypt 1 – Malawi 1 (International Friendly, December 29, 2009) The warm-up match for two of the participants at the upcoming African Cup of Nations ended in a stalemate as Hosny Abd Rabou’s penalty in first half stoppage time was cancelled out byChiukepo Msowoya’s header two minutes from time.