International Sports

World Cup: Day 3

ScoresSlovenia 1, Algeria 0Ghana 1, Serbia 0Germany 4, Australia 0

Goal scorersRobert Korean (Slovenia)Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)Lukas Podolski (Germany)Miroslav Klose (Germany)Thomas Mueller (Germany)Cacau (Germany)

Game of the dayGermany shows why it is a favorite in 4-0 pasting of AustraliaDURBAN — Germany showed today why it must be considered one of the favorites to win the 2010 World Cup South Africa in a 4-0 thrashing of hapless Australia in a Group D match in Durban Stadium.The goals were scored by Lukas Podolski (min. 7), Miroslav Klose (min. 26), Thomas Mueller (min. 67) and naturalized Brazilian Cacau (min. 69).The result leaves Germany and Ghana, a 1-0 winner over Serbia, as the Group D leaders with three points.From the opening whistle, Germany took control of the match and quickly seized an advantage it never let go of.

LineupsGermanyManuel Neuer, Holger Badstuber, Arne Friedich, Per Mertesacker, Philipp Lahm, Sami Kherida, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Ozil (Mario Gomez, 73), Thomas Muller, Lukas Podolski (Marko Marin, 80) y Miroslav Klose (Cacau, 68).Coach: Joachim LoewAustraliaMark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Scott Chipperfield, Luke Wilkshire, Vince Grella (Brett Holman, 45), Jason Culina, Carl Valeri, Richard Garcia (Nikita Rukavytsya, 73), Brett Emerton (Mile Jedinak, 74) y Tim Cahill.Coach: Pim Verbeek (Holanda)

Quote“We did our homework on Australia and we knew where they have problems. It was fun watching the team in lots of situations. The win was important for us as it will give us confidence. We now have the opportunity to reach the Round of 16 early if we win our second match. That's what we’re aiming for.”Joachim Low, Germany coach

Monday matches/June 14Holland vs. Denmark, 4:30 a.m. (Group E)Japan vs. Cameroon, 7 a.m. (Group E)Italy vs. Paraguay, 11:30 a.m. (Group F)