Birsa unhappy at exit

Slovenia had went into the game leading the Group however a Jermaine Defoe goal plus a win for the USA mean’t that Slovenia will be on the first plane out of South Africa.

“It has been a rotten scenario,” said the Auxerre ace in L’Equipe. “Being eliminated in that way is so bad. In the first half, we remained too defensive.

“In the second half, it was better, but the referee blew all the time away and didn’t let us play.”