Algeria's preparations for the World Cup suffered a setback after it was thrashed 3-0 in a home friendly against fellow finalist Serbia.
The Desert Hawks, who are in the same group as England,
it fell behind after 14 minutes thanks to a
But it rallied in the second half and was rewarded 14 minutes from time when the Petro Atletico midfielder helped secure a deserved draw.
Another of the World Cup-bound countries, Nigeria, was also in action and delivered an impressive result under the watchful eye of new coach Lars Lagerback when it thumped DR Congo 5-2 in Abuja.
The Swede was not in charge for the game, but witnessed an encouraging display from the Super Eagles, who were made up of largely home-based players.
Osas Idehem notched a brace and further goals from Peter Utaka, Chinedum Ezimora and Obinna Nsofor helped complete the rout.
The visitors had Mbenza Bedi to thank for his two goals, but they proved only a consolation as the west Africans, who are pooled with Argentina, Greece and Korea Republic for the World Cup, eased to victory.
In other results, three Africa Cup of Nations finalists Mozambique, Malawi and Mali were all surprisingly beaten.
In Maputo, host Mozambique slipped to a 1-0 loss to fellow southern African, Botswana, Zimbabwe edged out Malawi 2-1 in Harare and Mali suffered the same scoreline against Libya in Tripoli.
Bolton striker Johan Elmander earned