The Serbia is one of the oldest federations in the world. Created in 1919 under the name of the Kingdom of the former Yugoslavia (which included the kingdoms of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia). But the evolution of this entity gave rise to various ups and downs, even if it joined FIFA in 1921. Thanks to the divisions experienced by the former Yugoslavia which brought together Serbia and its sister kingdoms , the current Serbian federation is the sole heir to the legacy of the former Yugoslavia that died in the early 90s. That is the date of 1948.
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But Serbia on the international level only claims victory at the 1960 Olympics and the 1987 Junior World Cup. The first Serbian experience in the FIFA World Cup dates back only to 2010. Housed in Group C with Germany , Ghana and Australia, the country had struggled to make its voice heard. Beaten by Ghana (1-0), Serbia had surprised the German power on the same score, but Australia had put an end to its dream (2-1). Eight years later, the country had experienced similar treatment: a victory against Costa Rica (0-1), had barely begun to make people dream that Switzerland had brought them down to earth (1-2), and Brazil had simply finished the dirty work.
Qatar 2022 is an opportunity for revenge. Especially since the Eastern European country finds two of its opponents from Russia 2018: Brazil and Switzerland. But there is another heavyweight in African football, Cameroon, more capped than Ghana who inflicted defeat on them in their first World Cup match. The selection led by the former legend of Serbian football Dragan Stojkovic, has offensive assets which can make doubt the selections among the most capped; notably Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus and above all Aleksandar Mitrovic from Fulham. The latter is the Serbian top scorer in history with 50 goals in 76 games. The alert was already given when Serbia finished first in their European qualifying group, ahead of Portugal, with six wins and two draws, no defeats
Serbia in brief
Last name : Orlovi
Participations (including 2022) : 03
Coach : Dragan Stojkovic
Captain : Dusan Tadic
Best striker : Aleksandar Mitrovic (50 goals in 76 appearances)
Famous players : Dragan Stojkovic, Branislav Ivanovic (105 caps), Dusan Tadic,
First Round/Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Cameroon, Switzerland