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Sunday, 13th June 2010
Four of a Kind

Group D Match

Germany vs Australia
in Durban

Australia might have felt that they had a chance of getting something out of this game; especially as Germany lost Michael Ballack to an FA Cup Final injury.

The Aussies started brightly but it was Germany who took the lead; through Lukas Podolski, in the 8th minute. The shot was so powerful, Mark Schwarzer could only palm the ball into his own net.

Miroslav Klose was frustrated with himself for missing the target, yet again, in the 24th minute but made amends a few minutes later by heading in Philipp Lahm's cross from the right - his 11th goal in World Cup finals.

Mesut Özil missed the chance to make it three when he took too long to clip the ball past Mark Schwarzer; giving Lucas Neill enough time to get back and hook the ball off the line.

Half-time: 2:0

Needing to chase the match, Australia brought on Brett Holman for Vince Grella at the start of the second-half.

A straight red for Tim Cahill, in the 56th minute, just about ended any chance Australia might have had to get anything from this game; or even the tournament, if the Everton man misses the next two games.

Germany made it all look so easy (even if Australia were down to ten men) when Thomas Müller made it three, shortly before Cacau came on and scored the German fourth.

Fine Score:
Germany 4 Australia 0

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Lukas Podolski (8 mins)
2:0 Miroslav Klose (27 mins)
3:0 Thomas Müller (67 mins)
4:0 Cacau (70 mins)

Man of The Match:
Mesut Özil - The creative key to Germany's movement.

Teams

Travel to Germany Germany:
1 Manuel Neuer; 14 Holger Badstuber, 17 Per Mertesacker, 3 Arne Friedrich, 16 Philipp Lahm; 10 Lukas Podolski, 6 Sami Khedira, 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger, 13 Thomas Müller; 11 Miroslav Klose, 8 Mesut Özil.

Travel to Australia Australia:
1 Mark Schwarzer; 11 Scott Chipperfield, 2 Lucas Neill, 3 Craig Moore, 8 Luke Wilkshire; 19 Richard Garcia, 13 Vince Grella, 5 Jason Culina, 7 Brett Emerton; 16 Carl Valeri, 4 Tim Cahill.

Referee:
Marco Rodriguez (Mexico)

Substitutions Substitutions:
46 Mins (Australia) - 14 Brett Holman on for 13 Vince Grella
64 Mins (Australia) - 17 Nikita Rukavytsya on for 19 Richard Garcia
68 Mins (Germany) - 19 Cacau on for 11 Miroslav Klose
74 Mins (Australia) - 15 Mile Jedinak on for 7 Brett Emerton
74 Mins (Germany) - 23 Mario Gomez on for 8 Mesut Özil
81 Mins (Germany) - 21 Marko Marin on for 10 Lukas Podolski

Yellow Cards 5 Yellow Cards:
12 Mins - Mesut Özil (Germany)
24 Mins - Craig Moore (Australia)
46 Mins - Lucas Neill (Australia)
58 Mins - Carl Valeri (Australia)
92 Mins - Cacao (Germany)

Red Cards 1 Red Card:
56 Mins - Tim Cahill (Australia)

Previous Encounters:
West Germany beat Australia (3:0) in Hamburg during the group stage of W. Germany 1974.

The two teams also met in the 2005 Confederations Cup; a tighter game, with Germany just getting the better of Australia (4:3) in Frankfurt.

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First Round

Friday, 11th June
South Africa vs Mexico
Uruguay vs France

Saturday, 12th June
Argentina vs Nigeria
England vs USA
South Korea vs Greece

Sunday, 13th June
Algeria vs Slovenia
Germany vs Australia
Serbia vs Ghana

Monday, 14th June
Holland vs Denmark
Italy vs Paraguay
Japan vs Cameroon

Tuesday, 15th June
Brazil vs North Korea
Côte d'Ivoire vs Portugal
New Zealand vs Slovakia

Wednesday, 16th June
Honduras vs Chile
South Africa vs Uruguay
Spain vs Switzerland

Thursday, 17th June
Argentina vs South Korea
France vs Mexico
Greece vs Nigeria

Friday, 18th June
England vs Algeria
Germany vs Serbia
Slovenia vs USA

Saturday, 19th June
Cameroon vs Denmark
Ghana vs Australia
Holland vs Japan

Sunday, 20th June
Brazil vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Paraguay

Monday, 21st June
Chile vs Switzerland
Portugal vs North Korea
Spain vs Honduras

Tuesday, 22nd June
France vs South Africa
Greece vs Argentina
Mexico vs Uruguay
Nigeria vs South Korea

Wednesday, 23rd June
Australia vs Serbia
Ghana vs Germany
Slovenia vs England
USA vs Algeria

Thursday, 24th June
Cameroon vs Holland
Denmark vs Japan
Paraguay vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Italy

Friday, 25th June
Chile vs Spain
North Korea vs Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal vs Brazil
Switzerland vs Honduras

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