20 Jun 2010

Stubborn Serbia stun 10-man Germany

5:39 am on 20 June 2010

There have been two more shock results at the football World Cup in South Africa, with Serbia upsetting 10-man Germany 1-0, and the United States making a dramatic comeback from two goals down at half-time to draw 2-all with Slovenia.

Serbia stunned group favourites Germany at Port Elizabeth with a 38th minute winner to Milan Jovanovic after Miroslav Klose was sent off and the Serb goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic saved Lukas Podolski's penalty.

It's Serbia's first World Cup victory as an independent nation, and the first loss since 1986 at the group stage for the Germans.

Staring almost certain elimination in the face, the USA's battling comeback in one of the tournament's most pulsating encounters kept alive their hopes of reaching the second round.

And the Americans were left furious by a disallowed effort that would have handed them victory in their second group match.