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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Final Score - WC2010 Group D, Australia vs Serbia

Wednesday 23rd June 2010 - Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit - Att. 37,836
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Australia (451): Federici, Wilkshire (Milligan 71'), Beauchamp, Neill, Moore, Valari, Holman (Bresciano 81'), Cahill, Kennedy (Rukavytsya 45'), Culina, Emerton
Serbia (433): Isailovic, Ivanovic, Kolarov, Vidic (Rukavina 64'), Lukovic, Ninkovic, Stankovic (Kacar 79'), Kuzmanovic, Zigic, Pantelic, Krasic (Petrovic 57')

Both teams had two changes to their lineups including starts for goalkeepers Adam Federici and Bojan Isailovic. The other player swaps - Beauchamp for Carney and Pantelic for Jovanovic - were needed cover for suspensions.

Serbia were able to end on a high note despite a straight red to Milos Ninkovic in the 54th minute, leading to an Australian penalty that tied the game 1-1. It all started when the big bodies of Emerton and Vidic came together with the Aussie winning the ball and starting the play that led to Jason Culina being fouled from behind. The resulting penalty dispatched by Culina was almost saved by Isailovic and sent the match into several minutes of niggling tackles and substitutions,

The Serbians had taken the lead only five minutes in when Krasic's cross was put away by Nikola Zigic, and it was this striker who scored his third of the World Cup just after the hour mark when Ivanovic this time angled the good feed for him to finish on.

Prior to the red card and penalty Serbia were enjoying their lions share of scoring chances but Lukovic, Zigic and Pantolic were all foiled by Federici. For the Australians it was tough going but they did have a last minute chance to equalise through substitute Mark Bresciano whose header was well saved.

Australia 1 - 2 Serbia
SRB Zigic 5' (2)
AUS Culina 55'
SRB Zigic 62' (3)

AUS Kennedy 45'
SRB Ninkovic 54'  (off)
SRB Petrovic 58'
AUS Emerton 71'

Man of the Match:
SRB Nikola Zigic

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ghana 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
Germany 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 5
Serbia 3 1 1 1 4 5 -5 4
Australia 3 0 0 3 1 7 -6 0

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