Jermain Defoe's goal put much-improved England into the World Cup's round of 16 with a 1-0 victory over Slovenia in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Recalled to the starting lineup, Defoe knocked in a cross from James Milner in the 23rd minute to give England five points from its three Group C games. Slovenia finished with four points.
England will play Germany, the winner of Group D, on Sunday.
“This team, this spirit, played together and tried together,” England coach Fabio Capello said. “I am really happy because I found the team I know. We now go forward. We can play against all the teams because the mind is now free.”
Germany 1, Ghana 0: Mesut Oezil scored on a left-footed blast from outside the area to give Germany the Group D title in Johannesburg.
Despite the defeat, Ghana also advanced to the round of 16, taking second place in the group with four points.
“It was a very difficult match, but we fought and it was enough to get us through,” Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew said. “We had opportunities but the important thing is that we went through.”
Australia 2, Serbia 1: Tim Cahill and Brett Holman scored second-half goals for Australia in Nelspruit, but neither team advanced to the second round.
Marko Pantelic scored for Serbia.
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