By Garth Crooks
BBC football reporter in Johannesburg
Another great day of action in South Africa with a shock 1-0 victory for Serbia against Germany and a rousing 2-2 draw between Slovenia and the United States. As for England's dour draw against Algeria, the less said the better.
Here's my 2010 World Cup finals team of the day from Friday 18 June:
Serbia had a poor opening game but to beat the Germans particularly in the form they were in was impressive. The keeper from Wigan Athletic played his part with a crucial penalty save.
Any one of the Algerian back four could have been selected such was England's lack of know how, passion and direction.
Algeria were rock solid most of the time against England and despite conceding a lot of corners, the north Africans held firm and made Fabio Capello's men look poor.
The Borussia Dortmund defender was excellent and he made a fantastic tackle from the penalty rebound which denied the Germans a second go at that. Very strong throughout.
The Slovenian full-back was outstanding, particularly in the first half against the United States. He was the bright spark in a defence which was bullied by the USA.
What a strike and what a footballer. If ever a player could play in the Premier League he is one. England, watch out!
Koren was the inspiration in the Slovenian team. Quite why West Brom and Roberto di Matteo can't resolve their differences and retain the talent is a mystery to me. West Brom are the losers there.
I saw Michael at the end of the game. I don't think I have seen anyone quite as angry about the referee's disallowed goal. He said he could not talk because he couldn't say what he wanted to say. I think that says it all!
Donovan optimised the US spirit. He had an awful first half, but dug in and recovered well to earn his side a crucial point.
The Cologne forward lead the line brilliantly and frightened the United States to death in the first half.
Not particularly pleasing on the eye but he was very effective, along with his mate Novakovic in what looks a very dangerous partnership.