Serbia prevailed 2-0 in Greece in a tight friendly contest as both sides looked to bounce back from their recent qualifying setbacks which saw both former coaches leave their positions. With each side led by interim bosses – Radovan Ćurčić for the visitors and Kostas Tsanas for Greece – it was Radosav Petrović who broke the deadlock after an hour by meeting a Miloš Jojić free-kick and beating Panagiotis Glykos with a powerful header. Substitute Nemanja Gudelj added a second in stoppage time with an excellent long-range strike.
Serbia are currently fourth in the five-team Group I with just one point. Coach Dick Advocaat has said that every match from now on is effectively a knockout tie. The Dutchman has said he will discuss his future as Serbia coach after this match. Serbia will be counting on Nemanja Matic's authority in midfield to make it through Denmark's solid, physical defense, according to local paper Sportski Zurnal. The Chelsea FC man said: "We are motivated. We all know what it means to play for the national team. The pressure ahead of the match is greater than it should be but we know how to deal with it. We need to be patient, to wait for opportunities in attack and not rush into the match."
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