Shane Smeltz was on target as New Zealand produced a great performance to defeat Serbia 1-0 in a World Cup warm-up match in Austria.
Almost a week after they were beaten 2-1 by a last-gasp Brett Holman goal by Australia, New Zealand showed the world they will be no easy-beats by downing the worldâ€™s number 15 team.
New Zealand take on Italy, Paraguay and Slovakia in the World Cup with their first group stage match against Slovakia in Rustenburg on June 15.
New Zealand: 1 (Shane Smeltz 23â€™)
Venue: Worthersee Stadium â€“ Klagenfurt, Austria
Subs - Glen Moss (gk), Jeremy Brockie (61â€™)
Vladimir Stojkovic (gk) (Djuricic 46â€™), Nemanja Vidic, Antonio Rukavina, Neven Subotic, Ivan Obradovic (Kolarov 21â€™), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Mrdja 59â€™), Nenad Milijas (Petrovic 46â€™), Milos Ninkovic (Kacar 46â€™), Zoran Tosic, Nikola Zigic, Marko Pantelic (Lazovic 66â€™)