The Serbian national football team failed to qualify to the 2014 FIFA World Cup as well as the 2008 and 2012 edition of the UEFA Euro’s.
It’s clear that in recent times they have been struggling to make their presence felt at the international stage and recently, a new manager was selected that can hopefully change things around for the national side.
The Republic of Ireland have recalled six players ahead of the encounter against Oman and Serbia, the BBC reports.
The squad list would see many common names, aside six players who missed out on participating for Ireland in the Euro 2016 games in France.
Liverpool winger Lazar Marković has been forced to withdraw from the Serbia team following an injury. Lazar Marković has had a difficult season with Fenerbahce where he has managed only to make 20 appearances for the Turkish side.
Serbia, who has not qualified for the Euros 2016, is looking to use the summer break to prepare the team for the World Cup qualifiers. Lazar Marković was supposed to be in a training camp with its national side, but he has now been ruled out of all the future games.
Serbia national football team boss Slavoljub Muslin says that he is quite happy with the 1-1 draw achieved against Russia just before the start of the Euro 2016.
Radovan Curcic’s time as the Serbian national team manager was recently brought to an end.
Poland has managed to beat Serbia in an international friendly match 1-0 thanks to a goal from Jakub Blaszczykowski.
The win was a statement by Poland that they are ready for the Euro 2016 and that they should be considered as a serious contender at the Euros finals.
Indeed, Poland made an impressive qualifying campaign where they beat Germany to reach the Euros finals, and the match against Serbia was a confirmation of their improvement.
Southampton’s DusanTadic is furious with the head coach of the Serbian national football team, Radovan Curcic who decided to drop him from the upcoming friendly games of Serbia as they have to play against Estonia and Russia.
DusanTadic is a regular starter for the Premier League club Southampton and the Serbian player believes that being able to consistently perform in the top tier English league should be more than enough for him to snatch a spot in the starting lineup of the Serbian national football team
The Serbian national football team failed to make it past the group stages of the 2016 Euro’s and were not able to qualify for the approaching competition. Serbia was pitted in Group I where they had to face off with: Portugal, Albania, Denmark and Armenia and out of the 8 matches that Serbia played, they only managed to 2 games which wasn’t enough for them to secure a qualification spot for the next rounds
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic claims that he may receive a new contract from Chelsea after seeing his performances in the last few weeks.
The Serbian is out of contract at the end of the campaign and his poor start to the season raised doubts as to whether Chelsea would extend his stay at the club. Despite his poor form, former manager Jose Mourinho persisted with him and this led to a lot of displeasure amongst fans. Ivanovic appears to have put the bad run of form behind him to even think about staying at Chelsea beyond the summer.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil reckons that his international teammate Lukas Podolski needs confidence more than anything else.