The FIFA World Cup 2010 continued Friday, June 18 in South Africa. Matches featured Germany vs Serbia, Slovenia vs United States and England vs Algeria.
Serbia beat Germany 1-0.
Milan Jovanovic scored the one goal for Serbia.
Lukas Podolski of Germany missed a penalty kick in the 60th minute. It was Germany’s first missed penalty in regular World Cup play since 1974.
“It was my fault. I missed,” Podolski said. “I accept responsibility and I don’t want to dwell on it.”
USA played Slovenia finishing with a draw, 2-2.
Valter Birsa and Zlatan Ljubijankic scored the two goals for the Slovenians.
Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley scored the two goals for the USA.
“We know we’re good enough to play against a team like that,” Donovan said. “We can’t keep putting ourselves in holes like that. We’ve got one more chance against Algeria, and we’re still alive.”
England and Algeria had a draw, 0-0.
“If we want to stay in this tourney to the later stages we have to improve,” England midfielder Steven Gerrard said.
“We know the job we’ve got to go do, win the last game. You know to play at this level you’ve got to handle it, play under the pressure.”
Saturday, June 19, 2010 matches will be: Ghana vs Australia, Netherlands vs Japan and Cameroon vs Denmark.