Serbs battle back against Australia

Slobodan Rajkovic equalised with a header as Serbia rallied to draw 1-1 with Australia.

SHANGHAI // Slobodan Rajkovic equalised with a header as Serbia rallied to draw 1-1 with Australia. Ruben Zadkovich gave Australia a 69th-minute lead from David Carney's cross at the Shanghai Olympic Stadium, but Rajkovic equalised in the 78th minute for a deserved draw. Australia scored when Carney burst through and crossed from the left. Archie Thompson missed the ball, but an unmarked Zadkovich squeezed the ball in from a tight angle at the far post. Serbia levelled after Aleksandar Zivkovic floated a corner to the near post and Rajkovic met it with a firm header that flew past goalkeeper Adam Federici.

*AP

Published: August 7, 2008 04:00 AM

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