By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Germany picked up a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Slovenia.Germany picked up a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Slovenia in their international friendly on Saturday.
German coach Jurgen Klinsmann fielded a strong line-up with Premiership duo Robert Huth and Thomas Hitzlsperger both playing the full 90 minutes.
Highly-rated Cologne striker Lukas Podolski netted the only goal of the game on 27 minutes to give Germany the victory.
The victory will be welcome for Germany as the 2006 World Cup hosts continued their preparations for next summer's finals.
Portugal warmed up for next week's World Cup qualifier with Slovakia with a 4-1 win over Canada.
Manuel Fernandes sent the hosts on their way with the opener after just eight minutes.
Pauleta added a second four minutes later as Portugal threatened to run riot.
Former Tottenham ace Helder Postiga grabbed a third goal on 62 minutes to put the game beyond Canada.
The visitors grabbed a consolation five minutes from time with Kevin McKenna finding the net, but Nuno Gomes wrapped up the win for Portugal in the final minute.
Spain were too good for China in their international friendly with an easy 3-0 win.
Fernando Torres gave Spain the lead after just three minutes when converting from the penalty spot.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi doubled the lead on 32 minutes and Joaquin added a third after 52 minutes.
The win was the perfect preparation for next week's World Cup qualifier with Serbia and Montenegro.
Cyprus beat Jordan 2-1 in their friendly in Nicosia.
Costas Charalambides fired the hosts in front after just nine minutes and Yiannakis Okkas doubled the lead on 28 minutes.
Hassan Mahmout pulled a goal back five minutes from time for Jordan, but it was nothing more than a consolation for Jordan.