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Serbia upsets Germany to start World Cup schedule Friday

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(Read caption) Serbia's Milan Jovanovic, center, jumps over security barriers to celebrate with supporters after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup group D soccer match between Germany and Serbia at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on June 18.

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Serbia has upset Germany, USA is expecting to beat Slovenia, and England is hoping to wallop Algeria during the World Cup schedule Friday.

FRIDAY (June 18):

  • Germany vs. Serbia, 1:30 pm (7:30 am EST on ESPN)
  • USA vs. Slovenia, 4 pm (10 am EST on ESPN)
  • England vs. Algeria, 8:30 pm (2:30 pm EST on ESPN2)

No. 6-ranked Germany was expected to defeat No. 15-ranked Serbia, according to FIFA's rankings, But Serbia drew first blood and thanks to yellow-card happy refs, held on to a 1-0 lead in the second half. Serbia lost their first game to Ghana, making a win against Germany almost unfathomable after Deutschland's 4-1 drubbing of the Aussies.

No. 14-ranked USA is expected to top No. 25-ranked Slovenia, though only if the Americans can get over their David vs. Goliath complex.

And No. 8-ranked England is expected to beat No. 30-ranked Algeria.


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