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Serbia team profile

Published: Monday 6 January 2014, 1.46CET
Serbia, competing as an independent nation since 2006, have qualified for only one tournament, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but have a rich tradition as part of Yugoslavia.

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Published: Monday 6 January 2014, 1.46CET

Serbia team profile

Serbia, competing as an independent nation since 2006, have qualified for only one tournament, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but have a rich tradition as part of Yugoslavia.

Best result: runners-up 1960, 1968 (as Yugoslavia)
Coach:
vacant
Leading scorers:
all-time – Stjepan Bobek (38); current – Zoran Tošić (8)
Most appearances:
all-time – Dejan Stanković (103); current – Branislav Ivanović (67)
Association formed:
1919
Nickname:
Orlovi (Eagles)
Where they play:
Several, principally Stadion FK Crvena zvezda, Belgrade

Serbia have competed independently from the rest of the former Yugoslavia since 2006, qualifying for only one tournament, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when they were knocked out in the group stage. Their attempts to reach the UEFA European Championship finals have ended in disappointment, and it was a similar story in 2014 World Cup qualifying as they never recovered after losing four of their first six games. Siniša Mihajlović's side did improve before the coach stepped down to take over at UC Sampdoria.

EURO pedigree
Matches played

Overall: P110 W56 D26 L28 F200 A135
Final tournament: P14 W3 D2 L9 F22 A39
Qualifying: P96 W53 D24 L19 F178 A96

Serbia have failed to make a EURO impact as an independent nation but have a rich tradition as part of Yugoslavia. They won the very first finals match in 1960, 5-4 against hosts France, and took the Soviet Union to extra time in the inaugural final before going down 2-1. Yugoslavia were ten minutes from glory eight years later when Italy equalised to force a replay they then won 2-0. Semi-finalists in 1976, they reached the last eight in 2000 before losing 6-1 to the Netherlands.

Serbia have endured slim pickings since, finishing third in their last three qualifying campaigns (the first as Serbia and Montenegro). Their UEFA EURO 2012 bid, under Vladimir Petrović, never got going, a 3-1 loss to Estonia ultimately proving their undoing. Serbia still had every chance going into their last game but defeat in Slovenia meant they failed to overhaul Estonia in the play-off spot behind runaway winners Italy.

Memorable EURO matches
13/06/00: Yugoslavia 3-3 Slovenia, UEFA EURO 2000 group stage
Yugoslavia were trailing 3-0 and down to ten men with 30 minutes left, but still earned a point.

24/04/68: Yugoslavia 5-1 France, 1968 UEFA European Championship quarter-finals
Tied at 1-1 after the first leg, Yugoslavia were 4-0 up inside 32 minutes of the incredible return.

06/07/60: France 4-5 Yugoslavia, 1960 UEFA European Championship semi-finals
The visitors recovered from 4-2 down in a memorable start to the maiden final tournament.

Did you know?
Serbia have lost just one of their last 21 games at home in UEFA European Championship qualifying, a run dating back to May 1991, as Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and, since 2006, as Serbia alone. That came against Estonia in October 2010, Petrović's side going down 3-1.

*Last updated on 07/01/14

Last updated: 13/02/14 9.32CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2014 23:48 CET
Scotland0-0Serbia
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
04/18/2013 10:16:30
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group A)
Serbia6-1Wales
Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR) – Stadium: Karadjordje, Novi Sad (SRB)
04/18/2013 10:16:46
Serbia0-3Belgium
Referee: Pavel Kralovec (CZE) – Stadium: Stadion FK Crvena zvezda, Belgrade (SRB)
04/18/2013 10:56:21
FYR Macedonia1-0Serbia
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:04
Croatia2-0Serbia
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Serbia2-0Scotland
Referee: István Vad (HUN) – Stadium: Karadjordje, Novi Sad (SRB)
05/28/2013 11:07:35
Belgium2-1Serbia
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: Roi Baudouin, Brussels (BEL)
07/25/2013 10:54:39
Serbia1-1Croatia
Referee: Felix Brych (GER) – Stadium: Stadion FK Crvena zvezda, Belgrade (SRB)
09/11/2013 07:04:51
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group A)
Wales0-3Serbia
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) – Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
09/11/2013 07:10:02
Serbia5-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Richard Trutz (SVK) – Stadium: Gradski, Jagodina (SRB)
10/14/2014 11:37:14
7 September 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16
Serbia1-1France
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) – Stadium: FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
10/09/2014 13:39:14
11 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Armenia1-1Serbia
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)
10/27/2014 14:59:06
14 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Serbia3-0 (f)Albania
Match forfeited
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) – Stadium: Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
12/03/2014 09:57:03
14 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
Serbia1-3Denmark
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) – Stadium: Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
11/18/2014 09:22:01
18 November 2014 - Friendlies 2014-16 (Group A)
Greece0-2Serbia
Referee: not available – Stadium: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
12/22/2014 16:20:18
PortugalSerbia
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR)
12/01/2014 10:27:33
DenmarkSerbia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:36
4 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
SerbiaArmenia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:36:19
7 September 2015 - Friendlies 2014-16
FranceSerbia
Referee: TBD
10/17/2014 19:01:38
8 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
AlbaniaSerbia
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:35:25
11 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group I)
SerbiaPortugal
Referee: TBD
10/08/2014 17:37:36

General info

  • Founded : 1919
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, Friendly matches 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    16/05/1991, Yugoslavia 7-0 Faroe Islands, Belgrade
  • Biggest defeat:
    25/06/2000, Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, Rotterdam
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 14
  • Player with most appearances: 32
    Dejan Stanković (SRB)
  • Top scorers: 10
    Darko Pancev (MKD)
    Savo Milošević (SRB)
    Nikola Žigić (SRB)
 
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