Serbia Eyeing On Promotion

Serbia has closed the second tier of Nations League after a win at its home by scoring a 2-1 win over their neighbors Montenegro. They are in on promotion and currently at the top of group four in C League. The Serbian team who won the goals in the first half of the game from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Adem as Ljajic have total 11 points which they achieved by playing 5 games, their points are 4 more than the team of Montenegro who cannot clinch the first stop now.

If Romania will fail in defeating the visiting team of Lithuania in the kick of 1945 GMT, then Serbia will automatically get promoted to the top spot. Romania has 6 points after playing 4 games. Mitrovic and Ljajic, who also failed to hit on a penalty, managed to put their team in the driving seat but after this when Stefan Mugosa pulled 1 back in the 70th minute, both of them were forced to hang on. Continue reading Serbia Eyeing On Promotion

Serbia To Play Against Liverpool

Vladan Milojevic, Red Star Belgrade coach, talks about his belief that his team is playing for Serbia’s pride as they take on Liverpool in Champions League. About fifteen days ago the side was humbled by a defeat by Jurgen Klopp’s team which proved to be an ordinary performance by the team. It took place in Anfield. However, they did have a win against Paris St Germain. Now Milojevic is hoping for home advantage as they play two matches away where they would be devoid of their supporters. This is because of the ban that UEFA has imposed after there have been instances of pitch invasions and fireworks being set off by the fans.

The opposing team of Liverpool would face a hostile host team at Rajko Mitic stadium and they would be without their winger Xherdan Shaqiri. He has been left behind in this game so that local tensions do not erupt because of his parentage linked to Kosova and Albania.
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SHAQIRI MIGHT MISS LIVERPOOL UCL CLASH

Liverpool might have started their Champions League campaign this year with a bang with the 3-2 victory over Paris St-Germain. However they would have reduced offensive power when they play Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.

With forward Mohammed Salah yet to hit explosive form this term, Xherdan Shaqiri is the next in line. He came on for the Egyptian against PSG and contributed to the hastened attack that helped them get the late win. Continue reading SHAQIRI MIGHT MISS LIVERPOOL UCL CLASH

Jose Mourinho confirms Nemanja Matic will miss start of the season

Manchester United has confirmed that midfielder Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the Premier League after undergoing surgery on an abdominal injury sustained during the World Cup. The Serbia international was one of the standout performers for United during the previous campaign as they finished runners-up to Manchester City.

Speaking to reporters, Mourinho said: “Matic arrived from the World Cup, holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup.He has had surgery. He is out for the start of the season. He came from the World Cup with the injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem.I don’t know how long he will be out for.”
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Serbia Coach Content With Team’s Performance

The head coach of Serbia Mladen Krstajic said he was quite satisfied with the team’s performance at the FIFA World Cup held in Russia. The team could not win, but they did their best as per the coach. Serbia lost to Brazil by 2-0 who have been the champions for 5 times so far.

They finished third in this tournament and failed to make in the 16th round. However, the coach has no regrets for not making it to the top. The team was there to show their capabilities. Serbia did miss the World Cup in 2014 and UEFA in 2016. The current result is definitely satisfactory, although they lost, but every team cannot be winners. It is a part of life and one has to accept it. The only sad part is that the team failed to beat the strongest football team in the world.

Krstajic also said that the team did commit a few mistakes while playing against Brazil. However, he was satisfied with the efforts put in by the team. The only shortfall was that the team lost concentration, especially while playing with one of the strongest teams. In such situations, the ability of each individual comes to the fore. The team did take the game lightly for a moment and they were punished for the same. The team did all it could do to win, but unfortunately, it lost.

It is very important to stay alert for 90 minutes or else you will have to face the brunt. It is not easy to play open games against Brazil as it’s undeniably the strongest team so far. The head coach said we have learned from our mistake and trying to improve the quality of the game by overcoming our weaknesses. We are taking all required steps to correct ourselves to show our best performance in the near future.
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Jose Mourinho Wants One Of David De Gea Or Nemanja Matic To Become Next Captain

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will reportedly name one of David de Gea or Nemanja Matic as the next captain once Michael Carrick hangs up his boots at the end of the season. The former England international has sparingly been used over the course of the campaign and he has recently announced that he would be retiring from the game in order to step into coaching with the Old Trafford outfit.

According to The Mirror, Mourinho has made up a two-man shortlist to replace Carrick as the next captain and this does not include Antonio Valencia. The Ecuador international has been the Red Devils’ skipper this season whenever Carrick has been absent but there are supposedly concerns over the right-back’s age which may restrict his participation for the club in the future. Continue reading Jose Mourinho Wants One Of David De Gea Or Nemanja Matic To Become Next Captain

Nemanja Matic Praises The Impact Of Scott Mctominay

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has hailed the impact of Scott McTominay, who has become a regular under Jose Mourinho in a short period of time. The 21-year-old had impressed the manager during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, and this saw him integrated into the first-team squad after making just two league appearances last term.


Since then, McTominay has been picked regularly in the match day squads, and he has found himself a regular over the past month amid the fitness concerns of Paul Pogba. The Anglo-Scot has come up with several promising performances during his period, but the best of the lot was against Liverpool, where he managed to command the midfield alongside Serbia international Matic.
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Nemanja Matic feels Anthony Martial can still improve

Serbia international Nemanja Matic believes Anthony Martial can still make a lot of progress in his professional career. The Frenchman has been in impressive touch since the turn of the year, and he has scored in three successive Premier League matches including the winner in the 1-0 triumph over Burnley last weekend.

In a report covered by The Manchester Evening News, Matic spoke positively about the showing of Martial despite the club seemingly on the cusp of signing Alexis Sanchez, he said: “Anthony is a great player as you know and he scored an important goal today. He is very important for our club, our team. He’s still young and can still improve. I’m sure he with help us a lot.”
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Chris Smalling praises Nemanja Matic’s impact

Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling has praised the consistent showing of Nemanja Matic since his move from Chelsea earlier in the summer. The Serbia international has been hailed for his ability to shield the backline while gaining a firm control at the heart of the midfield. Speaking on the United Review, Smalling said: “He can do everything. You want to give him the ball because he’s able to find the attacking players very quickly, but he’s also able to break things up and we couldn’t ask for anyone better in the middle.

“The fact he’s got good experience of the Premier League and Champions League is great for us and we were always confident it wouldn’t take him too long to settle in. But I think he’s definitely surpassed that because he’s been one of our main players and has been fit for every game which has been brilliant.”
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MILIVOJEVIC –PALACE CAN HELP

Luka Milivojevic is confident that Crystal Palace can help his World Cup dreams, particularly with the ongoing revolution at the Premier League side. With Roy Hodgson in charge, Palace are launching a serious bid to retain their top flight status. The midfielder skippered the side to victory over the weekend where they defeated Burnley.

The result ensured Palace are five points above the danger zone where they had spent most of the first half of the season. Palace had one of the worst starts by any side in the league and it seemed certain that Milivojevic’s World Cup dream would go away. However, the revolution means he stands a very strong chance of making it into the Serbia squad once more – bringing happiness to the hundreds of fans who support him, and have bought tickets through www.1st4footballtickets.com for the World Cup Finals. Continue reading MILIVOJEVIC –PALACE CAN HELP