The Serbian national football team may not be general worldwide, but it has produced several top talents. Notable football players who have played for the team include Nemanja Matic, Nemanja Vidic and Aleksandar Kolarov. Learn about the country’s football history and achievements. The nickname of the Serbian national football team is the Eagles. Qatar Football World Cup fans can buy Serbia Football World Cup Tickets from our website.

Serbia Football World Cup 2022 Squad
Serbia Football World Cup 2022 Squad

The name is derived from the country’s national symbol, the white double-headed eagle. So let’s look at the team’s history, lineup, world rankings, and more.

Summary of information

Full Name: Serbia National Football Team

Nickname: Eagles

Controller: Football Association of Serbia

Stadium: Rajko Mitic Stadium, Partizan Stadium

Membership: FIFA, UEFA

FIFA Code: SRB

Head Coach: Dragan Stojković Captain:

Dusan Tadic Best Goal

Scorer: Aleksandar Mitrovic (44)

FIFA World Rank: 25 UEFA Rank: 14

History

The history of the Serbian national football team goes back to the early 1920s when they played their first matches. However, the team played Yugoslavia in 1929 and made its World Cup debut in 1930.

In 2003, Yugoslavia was reorganized and renamed Serbia and Montenegro. The team participated in the 2006 World Cup but broke up after Montenegro declared independence on June 3, 2006. Since then, Serbia has become an independent country and the Eagles were born.

Has Serbia ever won the World Cup?

The Serbian national football team’s World Cup campaign was not impressive. After the country’s independence, they made their World Cup debut in 2010 but failed to qualify for the group stage. But unfortunately, the team missed the 2014 game in Brazil. The Eagles returned to the world stage in 2018.

Do they qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022?

The Eagles have secured a place at the Qatar World Cup 2022. Where they led a tough group and are undefeated. They will face Brazil, Switzerland and Cameroon in the Group G match that starts in Qatar in November 2022.

 Serbia will face Brazil, Switzerland and Cameroon in the Group G match that starts in Qatar
Serbia will face Brazil, Switzerland and Cameroon in the Group G match that starts in Qatar

European Championship

Surprisingly, Serbia never qualified as an independent country for the European Championship. They lost to Scotland at home in their play-off final. Adding to the pain for a country hungry for success in football. Qatar FIFA World Cup fans can buy Brazil Vs Serbia Tickets from our website.

Serbia Football Team Trophy

The country has not won any trophies since its independence. However, the Eagles were part of the Yugoslav team that won gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Italy. The Eagles also won two Mediterranean Games (1971 and 1979) and the 1945 Yugoslav Football Championship.

A squad of Serbia Football Team

Some of the country’s players are well known to fans worldwide and have played for top European clubs. Here is the selection of the Serbian national football team, their positions and clubs.

Goalkeepers

Marko Dmitrović (Sevila)

Predrag Rajković (Rems)

Mile Svilar (Benfica)

Vanja Milinković-Savić (Torino)

Defenders

Stefan Mitrović (Getafe)

Nikola Milenković (Fiorentina)

Uroš Spajić (Kasimpaša)

Miloš Veljković (Werder Bremen)

Matija Nastasić (Fiorentina)

Strahinja Pavlović (Basel)

Marko Petković (Honvéd)

Filip Mladenović (Legia Warsaw)

Aleksa Terzić (Empoli)

Midfielders

Mihailo Ristić (Montpellier)

Darko Lazović (Helas Verona)

Saša Lukić (Torino)

Uroš Račić (Valencia)

Nemanja Maksimović (Getafe)

Nemanja Gudelj (Sevilla)

Marko Grujić (Porto)

Sergej Milinković-Savić (Lazio)

Ivan Ilić (Helas Verona)

Filip Kostić (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Nemanja Radonjić (Benfica)

Andrija Živković (PAOK)

Veljko Birmančević (Malmo)

Filip Đuričić (Sassuolo)

Dušan Tadić (Ajax)

Fowards

Aleksandar Mitrović (Fulham)

Dušan Vlahović (Juventus)

Luka Jović (Real Madrid)

Top football players who have played for the Serbia
Top football players who have played for Serbia

Who is Serbia’s best player?

Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić is the country’s highest-rated player with 85 points, according to FIFA 22. They were followed by Filip Kostić and the Serbia national football team Dusan Tadic captain.

Who are the best Serbian players of all time?

Top football players who have played for the Eagles include Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Vidic and the legendary Blagoje Marjanovic. The country’s top scorer, Alexander Mitrovic, also played a key role in bringing glory to the Eagles. Qatar World Cup 2022 fans can buy Football World Cup Tickets from our website.

Former Chelsea defender Ivanovic is considered the best talent in the country. He is also the most capped player on the national team with 106 appearances. Ivanovic won countless titles at Chelsea and was regarded as one of the best defenders in his prime.

Head coach of the Serbian football team

The team is currently led by Dragan Stojkovic, who was appointed in March 2021. Stojkovic was an accomplished midfielder who scored 15 goals in 84 appearances for Yugoslavia between 1983 and 2001.

Serbia’s national football team’s world ranking

According to the latest FIFA rankings, the Eagles are ranked 25th with 1547.38 points and 17th in Europe. The highest ranking of the Serbian national football team was 13th (969 points) in August 2010. While the lowest was 66th (528 points) in September 2015.

Results and fixtures of the Serbia national football team

The Eagles were impressive in their last game. They have won four of their previous five matches, which has helped them qualify for the 2020 World Cup.

Last five games

Luxembourg 0-1 SRB (WC Qualification)

SRB 3-1 Azerbaijan (WC Qualification)

Portugal 1-2 SRB (WC Qualification)

Hungary 0-1 SRB (friendly)

Denmark 3-0 SRB (friendly)

Upcoming fixtures (UEFA Nations League)

SRB vs Norway (2 June 2022)

SRB vs Slovenia (5 June 2022)

Sweden vs SRB (9 June 2022)

Slovenia vs SRB (12 June 2022)

SRB vs Sweden (24 September 2022)

The Serbian national football team has improved in recent years, beating some of the top teams such as Portugal. Will they break their European Championship curse and qualify for 2024?

Stojkovic's side is now behind Portugal in the 2022 qualifying stage
Stojkovic’s side is now behind Portugal in the 2022 qualifying stage

Serbia coach Stojkovic opposes FIFA’s biennial World Cup plans

Dragan Stojkovic joined the European national teams on Saturday. After Didier Deschamps and Roberto Martinez opposed plans to host the World Cup every two years.

The Serbian coach, who represented Yugoslavia at the 1990 and 1998 World Cups, prefers FIFA’s four-year cycle. Which goes against the wishes of most European countries and tries to change.

Stojkovic said in comments to Serbian media: “The World Cup sounds attractive. But only because it is held every four years because this period is eagerly anticipated.”

“Otherwise it will lose its charm, interest and image,” said the former organizer of Red Star Belgrade and Marseille.

Stojkovic does not support the biennial World Cup proposal. Even though Serbia is a national team. That could benefit from FIFA giving more countries more chances to qualify for the final.

Serbia took part in the 2018 World Cup but failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Stojkovic’s side is now behind Portugal in the 2022 qualifying stage. And the number two must advance in two playoff rounds in March.

He also questioned the impact of adding more games to the crowded club and country competition on players’ health.

“They’re not robots, they need a break,” Stojkovic said.

Stojkovic’s former Marseille teammate, France’s 2018 World Cup-winning coach Deschamps. And top-ranked Belgium coach Martinez also spoke out against FIFA’s plans this week.

Most of the public support for FIFA has come from retired players, including World Cup winners like Brazil’s great Ronaldo. Who attended a two-day meeting last month hosted by the governing body in Qatar.

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