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Australia win but come up short

Australia hit second-half goals from Tim Cahill and Brett Holman to leap Serbia in the Group D standings, but were still eliminated on goal difference by Ghana.

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Line-up

Australia
Serbia
1 Mark SCHWARZER (GK) (GK) Vladimir STOJKOVIC 1
2 Lucas NEILL (C) Nemanja VIDIC 5
4 Tim CAHILL Goal Branislav IVANOVIC 6
5 Jason CULINA (C) Dejan STANKOVIC 10
6 Michael BEAUCHAMP Yellow Card Yellow Card Aleksandar LUKOVIC 13
7 Brett EMERTON Yellow Card Milan JOVANOVIC 14
8 Luke WILKSHIRE Yellow Card Out (-82' ) (-67') Out Nikola ZIGIC 15
9 Joshua KENNEDY Ivan OBRADOVIC 16
16 Carl VALERI Out (-66' ) (-62') Out Milos KRASIC 17
21 David CARNEY Yellow Card Milos NINKOVIC 18
23 Marco BRESCIANO Out (-66' ) (-77') Out Zdravko KUZMANOVIC 22
Substitute(s)
12 Adam FEDERICI (GK) (GK) Bojan ISAILOVIC 12
18 Eugene GALEKOVIC (GK) (GK) Andjelko DJURICIC 23
11 Scott CHIPPERFIELD In (+66') Antonio RUKAVINA 2
14 Brett HOLMAN Goal In (+66') Aleksandar KOLAROV 3
15 Mile JEDINAK Gojko KACAR 4
17 Nikita RUKAVYTSYA (+62') In Zoran TOSIC 7
19 Richard GARCIA In (+82') (+77') In Danko LAZOVIC 8
20 Mark MILLIGAN Goal (+67') In Marko PANTELIC 9
22 Dario VIDOSIC Nenad MILIJAS 11
3 Craig MOORE Radosav PETROVIC 19
10 Harry KEWELL Neven SUBOTIC 20
13 Vince GRELLA Dragan MRDJA 21
Coaches
Officials
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Not eligible to play
  • Injured
TeamMPGFGAPts
GermanyGER3516
GhanaGHA3224
AustraliaAUS3364
SerbiaSRB3233
  • Robert Vittek of Slovakia watches the ball under pressure from Domenico Criscito and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy
  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic of Serbia looks dejected
  • Tim Cahill of Australia and Aleksandar Lukovic of Serbia battle for the ball
  • Joshua Kennedy of Australia (9) and Nemanja Vidic of Serbia
  • Dejan Stankovic (L) of Serbia and Marco Bresciano of Australia tussle
  • Joshua Kennedy of Australia and Aleksandar Lukovic of Serbia battle for the ball

"At half-time, I told the boys that we had another 45 minutes to get a result - that it was an all or nothing situation. We needed that extra bit of luck at 2-0, to go up 3-0. The boys were fantastic,"
Pim Verbeek, Australia coach.

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Latest Comments:
GReeCeBoY
24/06/2010 at 00:22
GReeCeBoY (Canada)
good job aussies
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Aussie1989
24/06/2010 at 00:21
Aussie1989 (Northern Ireland)
BooYa!
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Dangster007
24/06/2010 at 00:20
A job well done Socceroos & Serbia! You guys may not advanced. But you guys played futbal with passion and honor!
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Statistics

AustraliaAustralia SerbiaSerbia
17Shots23
5Corner kicks6
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
46%Possession (%)54%

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