Qatar World Cup: Serbia national team hustle from 2008 to 2022 FIFA World Cups

Posted by World Wide Tickets And Hospitality on March 11th, 2022

Qatar World Cup: Serbia national team hustle from 2008 to 2022 FIFA World Cups

The history of the Serbia national football team began in 1920 when Serbia played its first global game. In 1929, the nation was renamed Yugoslavia and the football association became Fudbalski Savez Jugoslavije and moved its control center to Belgrade. The national team contributed at the 1930 FIFA World Cup, finishing in the fourth position. In its initial ever World Cup game in Montevideo\'s Parque Central, Yugoslavia achieved a famous 2–1 win against mighty Brazil.

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Golden years 2008–2010 for Serbia World Cup team

Serbia swapped Clemente with Miroslav Dukic, but he left the place on 19 August of the following year without having played any authorized games. After Dukic\'s quick departure, who led Serbia on five friendly games and made three losses and two draws, Radomir Antic was chosen, coach. Serbia’s Football World Cup qualification drive began on 6 September 2008. Serbia beat the Faroe Islands, by its own goal in the 30th minute and Nikola Zigic\'s goal in the 88th minute.

Four days advanced, Serbia lost from 2006 FIFA World Cup runners-up France 1–2 on Stade de France. A month later, Serbia defeated Lithuania 3–0 with the goals counted by Branislav Ivanovic Milos Krasic and Nikola Zigic. On 15 October 2008, the Serbia Football World Cup team broke Austria 3–1 in Vienna in front of 48,000 admirers. For more to know about FIFA World Cup Tickets Click here.

Krasic, Milan Jovanovic, and Ivan Obradovic counted goals for 9 minutes (15th, 18th, and 24th). By the end of the year, Serbia played one game in November and one in December. First, in November, Serbia beat Bulgaria 6–1 in Belgrade. Savo Milosevic, the second-highest goalscorer of all time in the Serbia World Cup team, scored twice and missed two penalties in his last game for the national side. Serbia lost against Poland in Antalya, on December 0–1.

After the game against Australia and removal from Football World Cup, Serbia starts the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying campaign. The qualifying stage began with Radomir Antic as a trainer and finished with Vladimir Petrovic. Serbia and Antic started the first two games absolutely with a 3–0 win away to the Faroe Islands and a 1–1 draw at home to Slovenia but this result brought the end of Antic’s reign as the country\'s football coach.

New coach Petrovic faced setbacks immediately with an embarrassing 3–1 loss at home to Estonia and an abandoned game resulting in a 3–0 loss to Italy due to crowd trouble from the Serbian away followers in Genoa. Serbia restored to form with a 2–1 win at home over Northern Ireland but could only achieve a 1–1 draw away to Estonia. Afterward, the Serbia World Cup team won back-to-back games with a 1–0 win away to Northern Ireland and a vital 3–1 win at home against the Faroe Islands.

The Return of Serbia Football World Cup team

In the first game for 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Serbia is on a track off their campaign with a 2–2 draw against Ireland at the Rajko Mitic Stadium. The Republic of Ireland takes the prime in 3rd minute. The Eagles are equalized by Filip Kostic\'s goal in the 62nd minute and seven minutes later take the lead after Dusan Tadic successfully finished the penalty. The conceded goal in the 80th minute has cost Serbia Football World Cup team three points.

One month later, Serbia made the first win, over Moldova in Chisinau. Filip Kostic counted the first goal on the match again, this time in the 19th minute. Captain Branislav Ivanovic counted in the 37th minute. Dusan Tadic scored in the 59th minute and with one goal and two supports helped Serbia to beat Moldova 3–0. Three days later, on 9 October 2016, Serbia beat Austria by 3–2 at Rajko Mitic Stadium and made a very significant win.

A brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 6th and 23rd minute and Dusan Tadic’s in 74th-minute work of genius helped Serbia to win the game. On 12 November 2016, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal in the 86th minute, helped Serbia to take a point against World Cup semifinalists, Wales in Cardiff. On 24 March, in the first game in 2017, Serbia defeat 3–1 Georgia in Tbilisi. Dusan Tadic recorded the equalizer, from the penalty spot in the 44th minute.

Serbia was drawn in Group A in qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2022 with Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan. Serbia started its qualification trip with a 3–2 win against the Republic of Ireland in Belgrade in March 2021. It was followed by a 2–2 draw against Portugal. In that game, Serbia was losing 2–0 at halftime but achieved get back into the game with goals from Filip Kostic and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

It ended in a draw after Cristiano Ronaldo\'s goal was controversially disallowed. After this game, Serbia won against Azerbaijan in Baku 2–1. This was followed by a 4–1 victory against Luxembourg in Belgrade and a 1–1 draw against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin, where Serbia was leading until the 87th minute when Milinkovic scored an own goal. The remaining fixtures were a 1–0 win against Luxembourg and a 3–1 victory against Azerbaijan.

After those games, it was clear that Serbia needed a win against Portugal to qualify directly from the group. On 14 November 2021, Serbia faced Portugal at the Estadio da Luz, and hurt a goal lead from Renato Sanches. However, an equalizer by Dusan Tadic was later followed with an emotional conclusive goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic in the final minutes of the second half sealed a shock 2–1 away win for the Serbians, therefore confirming Serbia a direct spot in Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.

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