MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) – Slovenia beat Serbia 1-0 in a European Championship qualifier Tuesday, sending Estonia into the playoffs for the 2012 competition.
Dare Vrsic sent a high cross into the Serbian penalty box that grazed the bar and ended up in the net behind surprised goalkeeper Bojan Jorgacevic in first-half injury time.
Serbia captain Nemanja Vidic, playing his first game after an eight-week injury layoff, failed to convert a penalty in the 65th when his low shot was saved by Slovenian goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
The result meant that Estonia placed second in Group C and advanced to the playoffs, while Serbia was eliminated after finishing third. Italy won the group.