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  • Date:23 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Mbombela Stadium
  • Attendance:38,836
Goal!

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93:05 +3.05

Jason Culina takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Stojkovic.

92:13 +2.13

Shot from deep inside the area by Marko Pantelic clears the crossbar.

91:21 +1.21

Dejan Stankovic sends in a cross.

90:34 +0.34

Effort from just outside the box by Zoran Tosic goes over the bar.

89:52

Corner taken by Milan Jovanovic from the left by-line, clearance by Tim Cahill.

89:12

Inswinging corner taken by Milan Jovanovic from the right by-line.

89:07

Danko Lazovic crosses the ball, clearance by Jason Culina.

88:13

Handball decision goes against Danko Lazovic. Free kick taken by Jason Culina.

87:31

Shot from just outside the box by Danko Lazovic misses to the left of the target.

86:44

Joshua Kennedy has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

85:06

Marko Pantelic is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

84:42

Zoran Tosic takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

83:31

Zoran Tosic takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save. Marko Pantelic scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Australia 2-1 Serbia.

83:06

Unfair challenge on Nemanja Vidic by David Carney results in a free kick. Aleksandar Lukovic restarts play with the free kick.

81:21

(Australia) makes a substitution, with Richard Garcia coming on for Luke Wilkshire.

80:39

Brett Holman concedes a free kick for a foul on Ivan Obradovic. Vladimir Stojkovic takes the free kick.

79:54

The ball is delivered by Dejan Stankovic, Lucas Neill makes a clearance.

76:53

Zdravko Kuzmanovic leaves the field to be replaced by Danko Lazovic.

76:20

Aleksandar Lukovic takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

75:38

David Carney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zoran Tosic. Free kick crossed left-footed by Zoran Tosic from right wing, Michael Beauchamp makes a clearance.

75:19

Jason Culina concedes a free kick for a foul on Dejan Stankovic. Indirect free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.

74:43

Ivan Obradovic crosses the ball.

72:55

Brett Holman fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Australia 2-0 Serbia.

72:05

Inswinging corner taken by Zoran Tosic from the right by-line. Corner taken by Zoran Tosic from the right by-line, Lucas Neill manages to make a clearance.

71:36

Centre by Ivan Obradovic, Zoran Tosic takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

71:14

Unfair challenge on Zoran Tosic by Brett Emerton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.

68:19

Tim Cahill finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Australia 1-0 Serbia.Luke Wilkshire provided the assist for the goal.

67:19

Zdravko Kuzmanovic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

66:23

Brett Emerton concedes a free kick for a foul on Milos Ninkovic. Booking for Brett Emerton for unsporting behaviour. (Serbia) makes a substitution, with Marko Pantelic coming on for Nikola Zigic. Aleksandar Lukovic restarts play with the free kick.

65:19

Scott Chipperfield replaces Marco Bresciano.

65:00

Brett Holman on for Carl Valeri.

63:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nemanja Vidic by Tim Cahill. Vladimir Stojkovic restarts play with the free kick.

63:27

Marco Bresciano takes a shot. Vladimir Stojkovic makes a save.

62:47

Lucas Neill produces a cross.

61:26

Zoran Tosic replaces Milos Krasic.

61:11

Tim Cahill takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Stojkovic.

59:53

Jason Culina gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Lukovic. Free kick taken by Ivan Obradovic.

59:05

Inswinging corner taken by Marco Bresciano.

58:04

Milos Ninkovic challenges Luke Wilkshire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Milos Ninkovic receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Marco Bresciano from the free kick, Vladimir Stojkovic makes a save.

56:59

Brett Emerton concedes a free kick for a foul on Ivan Obradovic. Indirect free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.

55:24

Jason Culina has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

54:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Zigic on Brett Emerton. Luke Wilkshire crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Nikola Zigic manages to make a clearance.

53:56

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

53:30

Marco Bresciano delivers the ball, Vladimir Stojkovic makes a comfortable save.

52:57

Nikola Zigic produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

51:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joshua Kennedy on Aleksandar Lukovic. Indirect free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.

51:07

Carl Valeri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Lukovic. Aleksandar Lukovic takes the indirect free kick.

50:36

Effort from outside the penalty box by Tim Cahill goes wide right of the goal.

49:10

Luke Wilkshire gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Milos Ninkovic. Luke Wilkshire booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ivan Obradovic from left wing.

48:24

Michael Beauchamp is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

47:58

Milos Krasic delivers the ball, Lucas Neill makes a clearance.

47:01

Milan Jovanovic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Luke Wilkshire.

46:10

Corner taken short by Marco Bresciano.

45:33 +0.33

Centre by Brett Emerton, Joshua Kennedy takes a shot. Vladimir Stojkovic makes a comfortable save.

45:24

Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Nemanja Vidic results in a free kick. Marco Bresciano crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Nikola Zigic.

43:11

Unfair challenge on Joshua Kennedy by Milos Ninkovic results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Wilkshire.

41:57

Brett Emerton challenges Branislav Ivanovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Milos Krasic. Centre by Milan Jovanovic.

41:40

Milan Jovanovic sends in a cross.

39:02

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marco Bresciano.

38:45

Joshua Kennedy takes a shot. Blocked by Nemanja Vidic.

37:22

Milos Krasic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

36:23

Marco Bresciano challenges Dejan Stankovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.

35:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Milan Jovanovic by Brett Emerton. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.

33:51

The ball is swung over by Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Nikola Zigic misses to the left of the goal.

33:12

The ball is crossed by Dejan Stankovic, Lucas Neill makes a clearance.

31:54

The ball is sent over by Marco Bresciano, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tim Cahill misses to the left of the goal.

29:44

Nikola Zigic is ruled offside. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

28:05

Zdravko Kuzmanovic is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

27:13

Dejan Stankovic takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a comfortable save.

25:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joshua Kennedy on Aleksandar Lukovic. Aleksandar Lukovic takes the indirect free kick.

22:05

Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

19:45

Short corner taken by Luke Wilkshire from the right by-line.

18:59

Luke Wilkshire fouled by Milan Jovanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

17:41

Aleksandar Lukovic challenges Luke Wilkshire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Aleksandar Lukovic. Brett Emerton crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Nemanja Vidic. Vladimir Stojkovic restarts play with the free kick.

17:06

The ball is delivered by Milan Jovanovic, Lucas Neill manages to make a clearance.

15:53

Effort from deep inside the area by Zdravko Kuzmanovic misses to the left of the target.

15:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Emerton on Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Lukovic.

13:24

Unfair challenge on Marco Bresciano by Zdravko Kuzmanovic results in a free kick. David Carney takes the indirect free kick.

12:55

Lucas Neill challenges Nikola Zigic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nikola Zigic takes the indirect free kick.

11:40

Milos Krasic produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

11:05

Luke Wilkshire takes the outswinging corner, Milos Krasic makes a clearance.

10:50

David Carney sends in a cross, clearance made by Ivan Obradovic.

9:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Milos Ninkovic by Luke Wilkshire. Aleksandar Lukovic takes the free kick.

8:35

A cross is delivered by Milos Ninkovic, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Branislav Ivanovic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

7:58

Milan Jovanovic takes the inswinging corner, Lucas Neill makes a clearance.

5:24

Milan Jovanovic takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

5:04

Milos Krasic takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

4:44

Marco Bresciano produces a cross, Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

2:01

Unfair challenge on Zdravko Kuzmanovic by Carl Valeri results in a free kick. Dejan Stankovic takes the free kick.

0:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dejan Stankovic on Carl Valeri. Michael Beauchamp restarts play with the free kick.

The referee gets the game started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Socceroos are not whingers - Neill Australia captain Lucas Neill has angrily hit out at critics branding his team as 'whingers'. Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell, sent off in Australia's opening two World Cup matches against Germany and Ghana respectively, have both complained about harsh decisions. Everton star Cahill said Australia "have never been given the fair go" while Kewell felt unjustly treated after being dismissed for handball on the goalline. Those comments have been seized upon in certain sections of the media while Football Federation Australia president Frank Lowy weighed in by saying, "We've got to accept those decisions, whingeing is not a trait we should follow". Neill is incensed at the criticism and this afternoon mounted a strong defence of his team-mates. The former Blackburn and West Ham defender said: "Tim never said that. Why would he? "Every single player went out of that dressing room the other day and took it on the chin. There is nothing we could have done about it. "My quote was, 'We didn't get decisions going our way'. That is not whingeing. That is just the way it is. "Australia has never been a team that whinges, we don't want to be regarded as a team of whingers. "You look at how we reacted when we went down to 10 men - we took it on the chin. "In the end we could have won the game - that is not a team that whinges. "A team that whinges is a team that would have conceded a goal, and then lost 3-1 or 4-1 - and then complained to the referee." With just one point from their two matches in South Africa, Australia must beat Serbia in their final Group D match in Nelspruit tomorrow to have any hope of reaching the second round. Kewell will be suspended but Neill says the rest of the team will go out fighting. The 32-year-old, speaking at the pre-match press conference, said: "Harry Kewell said he has worked hard to get where he has and now he has been sent off after 20 minutes. "That is not really a whinge, that is disappointment. "But we are going to give him another game, we are going to try anyway. "Everything that has been written in the last few days is that we are a team of whingers. "I think it is everybody else that is doing the whingeing. "We are the guys that have to go out and get on with it." Serbia coach Radomir Antic is backing his players to make history - but claims they are under no pressure. Antic's side can reach the second round of the World Cup for the first time if they win. A draw might even be sufficient for the Serbians, who exited after the group stage four years ago, depending on the outcome of Ghana's clash with Germany in Johannesburg. Antic, the veteran former Barcelona and Real Madrid coach, said: "We know that we have an opportunity of historical significance and we will try to do our best. "I would not like to put any additional pressure on my boys by saying they have to, but when I say I believe in my team, I say it quite truthfully. I am not just saying it. "I am optimistic because I know how my boys have performed during their last three training sessions - these were actually the best three sessions ever. This shows their spirit and now we have an opportunity to show it." M

Formation:4231Manager: Pim Verbeek

Australia

Formation: 4321Manager: Radomir Antic

Serbia

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Luke Wilkshire
  • Michael Beauchamp
  • Lucas Neill
  • David Carney
  • Jason Culina
  • Carl Valeri
  • Brett Emerton
  • Tim Cahill
  • Marco Bresciano
  • Joshua Kennedy
  • SUBS
  • Adam Federici
  • Scott Chipperfield
  • Brett Holman
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Nikita Rukavytsya
  • Richard Garcia
  • Mark Milligan
  • Eugene Galekovic

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Match Report

Duo miss out Marko Pantelic missed a glorious late chance to send Serbia into the World Cup second round as they lost 2-1 to Australia. Pantelic fired over in injury time moments after hauling Serbia back into their final Group D game against Australia in Nelspruit. Ultimately Serbia paid for their earlier profligacy as second-half goals from Tim Cahill and Brett Holman sent them crashing out. Australia's effort dragged them off the bottom of the group but it was too little too late as Ghana edged them out of the last 16 on goal difference. It was a face-saving win for Australia that seemed barely likely in the first half as they struggled to cope with Serbia's pace and technical excellence. Serbia had the first opportunity when Milos Krasic, booed by Australia's sizeable following after a tumble in the box moments earlier, burst into the box and fired at Mark Schwarzer from a tight angle. Krasic had another chance after 11 minutes as Serbia broke quickly following an Australia corner. Milos Ninkovic played him through with a superb pass but the CSKA Moscow star shot high and wide after rounding the advancing Schwarzer. Serbia maintained the pressure and went close again when Zdravko Kuzmanovic shot across the face of goal. Australia were struggling to handle the speed of the Serbian attacks and were grateful when Schwarzer stuck out an arm to deny Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic from inside the six-yard box. Australia were limited to firing in crosses from deep but it was 32 minutes before Serbia failed to deal with one and Cahill headed his side's first good chance wide. Australia were almost caught out by another slick Serbia move before the break but Krasic was marginally offside before flicking the ball past Schwarzer. Australia began the second period with more purpose and won a free-kick after Cahill tangled with Nemanja Vidic. Marco Bresciano drilled the set-piece in low but Nikola Zigic was back to clear. Cahill also sliced a shot wide from a Josh Kennedy flick-on but the Socceroos remained vulnerable on the counter-attack. Milan Jovanovic broke clear on the left and Zigic controlled his cross brilliantly only to shoot over. Australia, again showing more intent, went close as Jason Culina drilled a low shot wide. Bresciano then forced Vladimir Stojkovic to make his first serious save from a low free-kick after Ninkovic was booked for a late tackle on Luke Wilkshire. Kuzmanovic headed a good chance wide for Serbia but the eastern Europeans were starting to look concerned. They paid the price for their earlier profligacy as Wilkshire picked out Cahill with a superb cross in the 69th minute and the Everton star headed powerfully home in familiar fashion. Serbia were rattled and Australia began to sense an unlikely opportunity as substitute Holman broke forward four minutes later and unleashed a ferocious shot that flew past Stojkovic from 30 yards. Serbia grabbed a lifeline six minutes from time as Schwarzer spilled a long-range Zoran Tosic shot and fellow substitute Pantelic pounced from close range. That allowed them to regain their composure and they created one last gilt-edged chance but Pantelic was unable to convert.

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