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Australia 2, Serbia 1

Australia 2, Serbia 1

NELSPRUIT, South Africa — After a match that wound up meaning little, Australia and Serbia reflected on what might have been.

Tim Cahill and Brett Holman scored second-half goals Wednesday to help Australia beat Serbia in Group D. But neither team advanced to the round of 16.

Serbia finished last with three points, one behind Australia. Ghana got second place on goal differential over the Aussies (even to minus-3). Germany won the group.

Australia was undone by its 4-0 loss to the Germans in the opener. "We have four points. I thought it might be enough," coach Pim Verbeek said.

Said Serbian coach Radomir Antic, "In the end, we deserved more than what we got."

Times wires

Australia 2, Serbia 1 06/23/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:55pm]

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