Serbia vs. Germany, USA vs. Slovenia, and England vs. Argentina on World Cup schedule Friday.
arcio Jose Sanchez
FRIDAY (June 18):
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.