Serbia lead their group in qualifiers, but the Football Association of Serbia fired their head coach, Slavoljub Muslin.
Serbia FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Squad & Group Details
Despite the fact that Serbia failed to qualify for previous three major competitions, they made it to the 2018 World Cup as group leader.
However, it was a combination of ups & downs, therefore, Football Association of Serbia dismissed coach Slavoljub Muslin, whose 3-4-3 system was considered as being too defensive, despite the fact that Serbia had scored 20 goals in qualifiers.
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Serbia Qualifying Round Highlights – World Cup 2018
Serbia v Austria
Serbia beat Austria 3-2 in oct 2016 whereas Austria defeated them with 3-2 in oct 2017.
Serbia v Wales
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored one goal in each match against Gareth Bale led Wales. As a result, both matches were drawn 1-1.
Serbia v Ireland
After a 2-2 draw in September 2016, Serbia managed a convincing win against Ireland with the help of Aleksandar Kolarov exactly after one year of the previous meetup.
Serbia v Georgia
With the aid of Aleksandar Prijovic’s goal against Georgia, they cemented their spot in Fifa World cup 2018 in Russia.
Serbia World Cup Group: Group E
Serbia Head to Head Stats [h2h]
Serbia v Brazil head to head – Serbia vs Brazil H2H[table id=53 /]
Serbia v Switzerland head to head – Serbia vs Switzerland H2H[table id=55 /]
Serbia v Costa Rica head to head – Serbia vs Costa Rica H2H[table id=54 /]
Serbia World Cup Friendlies
Serbia played against Morocco, Nigeria, Chile & Bolivia in their warm-up friendly matches before FIFA world cup 2018.
Serbia 2018 FIFA World Cup Warm-up Friendly Matches Results
|23-03-2018||Serbia v Morocco||1-2|
|27-03-2018||Serbia v Nigeria||2-0|
|04-06-2018||Serbia v Chile||1-0|
|09-06-2018||Serbia v Bolivia||5-1|
Serbia World Cup Fixtures 2018 – Serbia Match Schedule
|17 Jun 2018||Serbia v Costa Rica|
|22 Jun 2018||Serbia v Switzerland|
|27 Jun 2018||Serbia v Brazil|
Serbia World Cup Match Venues – 2018 World Cup Stadiums
|17 Jun 2018||Serbia v Costa Rica||Rostov Arena|
|22 Jun 2018||Serbia v Switzerland||Kaliningrad Stadium|
|27 Jun 2018||Serbia v Brazil||Nizhny Novgorod|
Serbia National Football Team Coach – FIFA WC 2018
Mladen Krstajic, age 43 (04.03.74)
Although he is very young for this job but he is selected as caretaker coach of Serbia after Slavoljub Muslin’s dismissal. Mladen Krstajic played for Serbia & Montenegro as a center back & was a part of the team participated in 2006 Worldcup.
Top Serbia players, who can shine for Serbia in World cup 2018
Aleksandar Mitrovic is proved to be the man of crisis for Serbia. He scored six goals in qualifiers, including two critical which led them to draw with Wales twice.
Dusan Tadic potential can never be neglected even though he didn’t perform up to the expectations.
The performance of Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic was indispensable in qualifiers.
In fact, captain Branislav Ivanovic proved true leadership despite some laps in his achievements.
Mijat Gacinovic scored two goals in three games including a goal against Georgia in his debut. He is an attacking mid-fielder which can be a bright future prospect for Serbia in the field.
Serbia World Cup Squad – SerbiaTeam 2018
- Vladimir Stojkovic
- Predrag Rajkovic
- Marko Dmitrovic
- Aleksandar Kolarov
- Branislav Ivanovic
- Dusko Tosic
- Antonio Rukavina
- Milos Veljkovic
- Milan Rodic
- Uros Spajic
- Nikola Milenkovic
- Nemanja Matic
- Luka Milivojevic
- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
- Marko Grujic
- Adem Ljajic
- Dusan Tadic
- Filip Kostic
- Andrija Zivkovic
- Nemanja Radonjic
- Aleksandar Mitrovic
- Aleksandar Prijovic
- Luka Jovic
Serbia World Cup Injuries
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