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07/08/2008
1:1 (0:0)
  • Ruben ZADKOVICH (69')
  • Slobodan RAJKOVIC (78')

Summary

Late rally saves Serbs

Slobodan Rajkovic's header in the 78th minute earned Serbia a first-up point against Australia, who had opened the scoring nine minutes earlier.

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Line-up

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Coaches

Graham ARNOLD (AUS)
(SRB) Miroslav DJUKIC

Officials

Referee: Jerome DAMON (RSA)Assistant Referee 1: Enock MOLEFE (RSA)Assistant Referee 2: Celestin NTAGUNGIRA (RWA)Fourth official: Thomas EINWALLER (AUT)

  • Dusan Tadic of Serbia (R) evades David Carney and Stuart Musialik of Australia in their Group A encounter.
  • Serbia coach Miroslav Djukic gives instructions during his team's first-up draw with Australia in Group A.
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  • Serbia's Djordje Rakic (R) celebrates with team-mates on the bench
  • David Carney (R) of Australia and Milan Smiljanic of Serbia in action
  • Ruben Zadkovich of Australia celebrates after scoring
"I'm very proud of my boys, especially for the way they bounced back in the second half. We were up against the European Championship runners-up and picked up a vital result that, more than anything else, keeps our hopes for the remainder of the tournament alive." Graham Arnold, Australia coach.