Team analysis

Serbia

Serbia

Serbia squad
No.PlayerBornPos.ITAESPNEDGSClub
1Miloš Čupić24/04/1999Goalkeeper OFK Beograd (SRB)
2Julijan Popović15/06/1999Defender808080 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
3Mladen Devetak12/03/1999Defender40*40* FK Vojvodina (SRB)
4Miloš Nikolić08/04/1999Midfield FK Crvena zvezda (SRB)
5Marko Ilić24/09/1999Defender56*76*80 OFK Beograd (SRB)
6Strahinja Bošnjak18/02/1999Defender808074* FK Partizan (SRB)
7Luka Ilić02/07/1999Forward8054* FK Crvena zvezda (SRB)
8Veljko Nikolić29/08/1999Midfield72*74*80 OFK Beograd (SRB)
9Djordje Jovanović15/02/1999Forward80 80 FK Partizan (SRB)
10Igor Maksimović31/07/1999Midfield8+80801 FK Partizan (SRB)
11Dejan Joveljić07/08/1999Forward808026+1 FK Crvena zvezda (SRB)
12Aleksandar Popović27/09/1999Goalkeeper808080 FK Partizan (SRB)
13Lazar Nikolić01/08/1999Midfield OFK Beograd (SRB)
14Ranko Veselinović24/03/1999Defender24+4+6+ FK Vojvodina (SRB)
15Aleksa Terzić17/08/1999Defender40+40+80 FK Crvena zvezda (SRB)
16Armin Djerlek15/07/2000Midfield806+11+ OFK Beograd (SRB)
17Stefan Ilić24/09/1999Forward808069* OFK Beograd (SRB)
18Njegoš Petrović18/07/1999Midfield808080 FK Rad (SRB)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Serbia coach Ilija Stolica

Coach: Ilija Stolica
07/07/78 
"It’s football and anything can happen. We performed at a level that wasn’t reflected by our results. We have to learn from our mistakes and take positives from the experience. I always tell the lads that things like this can turn around, no doubt about it. In football, you never know if it will be in the next game or later. But the important message to transmit was that both in life and in football, if you work hard you will ultimately be rewarded."

Serbia team analysis

Serbia team analysis

• 1-4-3-3 with Njegoš Petrović as single controlling midfielder
• Passing game with short or medium combinations in midfield
• Good use of long diagonals from right to left; hard-working wingers
• High defensive line with goalkeeper up to cover behind back four
• Well-organised, disciplined 1-4-1-4-1 defending; quick counters
• Full-backs prepared to push forward; occasional use of high pressing
• Will-to-win, commitment, and mental strength when behind in each game