Serbia 0-0 Republic of Ireland
The Republic of Ireland began the post-Shay Given era with a clean sheet following a goalless bore draw with Serbia in Belgrade.
Following the international retirement of Shay Given last week the baton has passed to Sunderland's Keiren Westwood to fill the almighty gap between the sticks for the Republic of Ireland.
Giovanni Trapattoni will have been quietly pleased that his side managed to put their Euro 2012 woes behind them with a solid performance that saw life after Given begin with a clean sheet.
The hosts were the better side throughout and their stopper Vladimir Stojikovic was a mere spectator for the most part in what was a pretty torrid affair in Eastern Europe.
The best chance of a poor first half fell to former Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic as he cut inside Darren O'Dea on the edge of the box but saw his effort palmed clear by a diving Westwood.
After the break the Irish barely crept out of their own half as they looked to stay tight and resolute and the tactic worked as Serbia struggled to make any impact in an attacking sense. Westwood was called into action late on to hold onto Zdravko Kuzmanovic's curling free-kick as the sides played out a goalless draw.