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

DRULOVIC TAKES OVER

Serbia have decided to appoint former winger Ljubinko Drulovic as acting coach for the upcoming friendly match against Ireland. This is one of the important matches for the team as they prepare for the European Championship qualifying, which will begin in September of this year.

Serbia will be looking to qualify for Euro 2016 without fail especially after having missed out on the World Cup 2014. Ireland are also in a similar position and they will be giving a lot of importance to this match especially after the appointment of Martin O’Neill as their new manager.

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IVANOVIC SEES SIMILARITIES

Serbian national team captain Branislav Ivanovic has said that new Chelsea signing Mohamed Salah reminds him of former winger Arjen Robben, who played for the club for a couple of years before moving onto Real Madrid for £ 24 million.

Robben is regarded as one of the most exciting wingers around due to his ability to go past defenders with ease with his pace and skill. He has played for some of the biggest clubs like Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, while going on to lift numerous trophies including the Champions league.

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SINISA LEAVES

Serbian national team manager Siniša Mihajlović has decided to leave his role and join Italian club Sampdoria. The 44-year-old has been in charge of the national team for the last 18 months, but he has now made the return to club football. Sampdoria recently sacked their manager and since then Mihajlović has been constantly linked with them.

Mihajlović is one of the best players for Sampdoria after having made more than 100 appearances for the club during his playing days. This return marks a fourth spell in the Italian Serie A for Mihajlović.

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NO RISKS

Welsh national team manager Chris Coleman has revealed that he is not likely to risk star winger Gareth Bale for the World Cup qualifying match against Serbia. Wales will be taking on Serbia in a home match and pressure is on Coleman to win this encounter.

Wales have been on a poor run of form since Coleman took over. However, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the team after the world record transfer for Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. He has moved to the Spanish club from Tottenham for £ 86 million.

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CHELSEA WANT WIN

Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic has said that he wants Chelsea to give a major blow to Manchester United at the start of the new era by managing a victory at Old Trafford. Chelsea will be visiting Old Trafford within the first five matches of the season.

Ivanovic has said that this is a great chance to strike a psychological blow over their rivals, who are just getting into their new management under David Moyes. Under the regime of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United were the main title opponents for Chelsea. Now, it will be very different under Moyes.

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IVANOVIC WANTS JOSE RETURN

Even though he has not played under José Mourinho, Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic has said that he wants the special one to return to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has been linked with a return to Chelsea for the last few months, while he has also hinted that it may be the case in the summer.

The 50-year-old Portuguese was widely expected to leave the Spanish club Real Madrid at the end of the season after falling out with a large section of the media and the players. Mourinho recently stated that he would be going back to a club where he is loved by everyone.

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WORK CUT OUT

Ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifying match with Scotland, Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic has said that his team have their work cut out due to the defeat they suffered a few days ago to Croatia.

Serbia were at home to Croatia in the World Cup qualifying match, but they suffered a 2-0 defeat that has made them unlikely candidates to even finish in the play-offs position. Belgium and Croatia continue to lead the group with just a few points separating them. Serbia are the third place, but they have to make up a huge points difference with just a few matches remaining.

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MIHAJLOVIC WANTS INTER ROLE

The Serbian national team manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has stunned everyone by admitting that he would one day like to become the manager of the Italian club Inter Milan.

The 43-year-old was only recently appointed as the manager of Serbia. Mihajlovic had a two-year spell with Inter Milan back in 2006. He retired while he was still at the club. He then went on to become the assistant of the Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini. Due to his special affiliation with the club, Mihajlovic has indicated that he would one day like to return to the San Siro as the manager of Inter Milan.

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IVANOVIC APOLOGEISES

The Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic has apologised to his teammates for committing two mistakes that ultimately proved responsible for the 2-0 defeat suffered by Chelsea in the recent semi-final against Swansea.

Chelsea were in with a opportunity to make it into the final of the League cup as they were facing Swansea in a two legged semi-final. However, Ivanovic made two major mistakes in either half which were brutally punished by Swansea. As a result, the Welsh club are now the favourite to reach the final where they are likely to face Bradford City.

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