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Posted on 11 August 2011  - 12:00

Roman Pavlyuchenko set-up Russia's winner against Serbia in Wednesday night's friendly.

Roman Pavlyuchenko set-up Russia's winner against Serbia in Wednesday night's friendly.

The striker lashed in a shot that was too hot to handle for Serbian goalkeeper Bojan Jorgacevic and Stuttgart's Pavel Pogrebnyak was on hand to knock in the rebound as it finished 1-0 in Moscow.

Gareth Bale also set-up a goal but it proved only a consolation as Wales lost 2-1 against Australia at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The flying winger had appeals for a penalty turned down in the first half but his side were 2-0 down when he curled in a corner headed home by Darcy Blake for 2-1 with eight minutes left.

Younes Kaboul started again for France and played the full 90 minutes as Les Blues drew 1-1 against Chile in Montpellier.

Bongani Khumalo came on for the second half of South Africa's 3-0 win against Burkino Faso at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Park while Giovani was a 55th-minute substitute as Mexico drew 1-1 with USA in Philadelphia in Jurgen Klinsmann's first match as new US coach.

Elsewhere, goalkeeper Jordan Archer was an unused substitute as Scotland Under-21s beat Norway 3-0 at St Mirren.

Adam Smith played another full match as England were knocked-out of the FIFA Under-20s World Cup in the second round by Nigeria in Armenia, Colombia, late Wednesday night.

The full-back was involved in a controversial incident on the half-hour when he appeared to be tripped in the penalty box, only for the referee to book him for diving.

Nigeria won it in the 53rd minute through Edafe Egbedi.