FIFPro WARNS SERBIA

The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) through its general secretary, Theo Van Seggelen has issued warnings to professional footballers not sign contracts with clubs in Serbia when their transfer window opens later this month.


The World football players’ union released figures showing that 68 per cent of players plying their trade in Serbia do not receive their salaries on time, while 89 per cent of the players transferred for a fee are pressured into moving.

Surprisingly, the Serbian Football Association dismissed arbitrators from a panel that rules on disputes between clubs and players, giving footballers a less chance of receiving fair treatment.

Under FIFA regulations, the panel known as the National Dispute Resolution Chamber should be made up equally of arbitrators appointed by clubs and players. The SFA, in an unprecedented unilateral decision by its “urgency committee”, has dismissed the arbitrators chosen by the Serbian Players Union and appointed officials with links to the biggest clubs, Red Star and Partizan Belgrade, as the chamber’s chairman and vice-chairman, who typically will have the casting vote in disputes.

The Football Association has increased the fees players must pay to start action against clubs and ordered all cases opened under the previous dispute resolution chamber to start again the new regime. Continue reading FIFPro WARNS SERBIA

SERBIAN JOVANOVIC WANTS TO PLAY FOR CHELSEA

Chelsea have been attracting the best players as a top club but many more prospects are increasingly declaring their intent to feature at Stamford Bridge. Serbia defender Vukasin Jovanovic is no exception.


The 20-year old player, who is currently on loan at Bordeaux, revealed that he is keen on moving to the Premier League to play for the Blues. Jovanovic whose parent club is Zenit St Petersburg said:

“I would like to play in England, against the biggest teams in the planet. I want to play in the Champions League. What club? Chelsea.”

The player is set to link up with a former Chelsea star player in Branislav Ivanovic when he moves back to his parent club at the end of the year. Continue reading SERBIAN JOVANOVIC WANTS TO PLAY FOR CHELSEA

SERBIANS TO BE REMOVED

FA are set to withdraw certain delegates from the Serbian Olympic Committee. Top sport in Serbia could enter a serious crisis should certain Serbian Football Association officials’ intentions come to fruition, as they are advocating for a complete break off in the relationship with the Serbian Olympic Committee. The reason behind the proposal is the criticism and accusations SOC president Vlade Divac has directed at FA officials, while the initiative is to be started during Thursday’s meeting of the FA Executive Committee.

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SERBIAN COACH SACKED

Serbian National Team have fired Vladimir Petrovic Pizhon is the new head coach of the Serbian National football team. The Football Federation unanimously decided to fire Radomir Antic.

As primary reasons for the firing were his salary of 100,000 euros/month, Serbia’s weak start in the Euro 2012 qualifying as well as the last place in the group stages in South Africa. Antic was also punished by FIFA, forbidding him to coach the national team for four matches.
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SERBIA RECORD WIN

Serbia recorded an win in its opening Euro 2012 qualifiers against Faroe Islands. 2010 World Cup finalists Serbia got off to a flying start in their quest to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals as they defeated Faroe Islands 3-0 away. Danko Lazovic opened the scoring as early as the 14th minute and then four minutes later Inter midfielder Dejan Stankovic made it 2-0. A minute into injury-time Nikola Zigic netted Serbia’s third.
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SERBIA NAME FINAL SQUAD

Serbia coach Radomir Antic cut Vojvodina Novi Sad goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic from the final World Cup squad on Tuesday.

Antic took four goalkeepers to a training camp in Austria but decided to leave Brkic out of the 23-man squad that will travel to the tournament in South Africa.

“I had to leave one player out and such a decision is never easy to make. I told Zeljko that being in the training camp should be a stimulus for his career and that I still will count on him,” Antic told reporters Tuesday, according to Tanjug news agency.

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SERBIA MISS JANKOVIC

Genoa midfielder Bosko Jankovic will miss the rest of the Serie A season and will be unavailable for Serbia’s World Cup campaign after injuring his left knee earlier this month.

Jankovic played just 15 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Inter Milan and picked up a left knee injury which needs arthroscopic surgery on his meniscus.

The 26-year-old had only just returned after tearing ligaments in the same knee last September.

The news will come as a big blow to Genoa who are chasing a Champions League spot in Serie A and Serbia coach Raddy Antic ahead of the World Cup.
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SERBIANS TO BE REMOVED

FA are set to withdraw certain delegates from the Serbian Olympic Committee. Top sport in Serbia could enter a serious crisis should certain Serbian Football Association officials’ intentions come to fruition, as they are advocating for a complete break off in the relationship with the Serbian Olympic Committee. The reason behind the proposal is the criticism and accusations SOC president Vlade Divac has directed at FA officials, while the initiative is to be started during Thursday’s meeting of the FA Executive Committee.
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GHANA TURNS TO SERBIA

Ghana once again turned to Serbian football to get coaches for them. Rajevac quit in September when his two-year contract finished, having taken the African team to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time in South Africa last year.

The 44-year-old Stevanovic, previously head coach of Partizan Belgrade in his native country and assistant with Serbia and Montenegro from 2003-06, will be unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday.

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VIDIC WANTS ENGLAND MATCH

Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic has revealed that he would love to play against Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney at the World Cup this summer.

Rooney’s England could play Serbia in the round of 16 in South Africa, a match-up that Vidic, who has earned 44 caps for his country, would enjoy very much.

“I have mentioned to him that, if we go through from our tough group against Germany, Ghana and Australia, we have a chance of meeting England,” Vidic told The Express.

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