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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PETROVIC BELIEVES IN FINAL

Serbia senior coach Vladimir Petrovic will be a keen spectator at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in his homeland from Tuesday and the former Yugoslavia midfielder only wishes he could have had such an opportunity.

Petrovic helped make the finals draw in Belgrade, matching his nation with Denmark, France and holders England. It is the first such competition organised by the Football Association of Serbia (FSS) and Petrovic is delighted it is beginning.

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FOOTBALL FANS JAILED

Serbia football fans has jailed for the Brice Taton murder. Brice Taton, 28, was attacked in a bar ahead of a Europa League match between Partizan Belgrade and Toulouse.

The longest prison sentences – 35 and 32 years – were imposed in absentia on two ringleaders who remain at large­.

Two men were given 30-year prison terms. The other defendants received 12 to 14-year sentences.

Mr Taton sustained head and chest injuries when French fans were attacked in the central Belgrade bar by a 30-strong group of men armed with iron bars and baseball bats in September 2009.

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FOOTBALL MURDERERS JAILED

Serbia has jailed 14 football hooligans for their murder of a fan in 2009. Brice Taton, 28, was attacked in a bar ahead of a Europa League match between Partizan Belgrade and Toulouse.

The longest prison sentences – 35 and 32 years – were imposed in absentia on two ringleaders who remain at large­.

Two men were given 30-year prison terms. The other defendants received 12 to 14-year sentences.

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Fans of Vidic Needed

Are you in love with Nemanja Vidic’s defending? Or do you think he needs to start taking more of a leadership role?

Do you follow all of the Serbian football affairs with
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