A John Arne Riise penalty deep into stoppage time allowed Norway to recover from an opening game defeat and deny Slovenia a point with a 2-1 victory in FIFA World Cup™ qualifying.
A ten-man Slovenia side defeated Faroe Islands 2-0 in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group C, with Valter Birsa scoring and Rogvi Baldvinsson heading in an own-goal to cap of the visitors' win.
FIFA.com hears coach Matjaz Kek and defender Marko Suler find positive signs for the future despite Slovenia's painful, last-gasp first-round elimination.
USA substitute Benny Feilhaber tells FIFA.com how the Americans fought back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to earn a draw with Slovenia at Ellis Park.
Slovenia go into their match against USA as Group C leaders, knowing that a win will take them through to the last 16 with a game to spare. The Americans, however, are in confident mood.
Having led 2-0 through a Diniyar Bilyaletdinov brace, Russia were frustrated by a late goal from Nejc Pecnik that gives Slovenia renewed hope.