Germany topped Group D as widely predicted, despite a loss to Serbia, while Ghana kept African hopes alive by pipping Australia to second place.
Australia and Serbia both entered their meeting with hope of reaching the Round of 16, but the Socceroos’ 2-1 victory proven insufficient for either team to progress.
It was a mix of pride and disappointment in the Australian camp after their 2-1 win over Serbia turned out to not be enough to send them through to the last 16.
Germany edged Ghana 1-0 to win Group D and secure a meeting with England, while their victims also advanced to the Round of 16, where they will face USA.
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.
Germany coach Joachim Low is revelling in the pressure surrounding his side's crucial FIFA World Cup Group D encounter against Ghana tonight.