Shane Smeltz shocked Serbia as his goal led New Zealand to an unlikely friendly 1-0 win.

The All Whites, ranked 63 places below their opponents, have been labelled by many observers as one of the weakest teams at the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa.

However, they made a mockery of that tag as Smeltz struck the only goal of the game after 22 minutes to down their more fancied opponents in Klagenfurt, Austria.

The result does not augur well for Serbia, who face Australia - winners over their neighbours last week - in Group D in South Africa, as well as Germany and Ghana.

New Zealand are in Group F with Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia.