They then defeated Wales 0—3 in Cardiff. Serbia finished qualifying with a 5—1 home win against Macedonia , putting them in third in the group, three points from a playoff spot behind Croatia and group winners Belgium.
Serbia national football team
Serbia once again failed to qualify for the European Championships, making it 16 years since the country last took part in the tournament. Dick Advocaat was appointed as the coach in Advocaat started with a draw in a friendly 1—1 game against France. The team began qualification with a 1—1 draw against Armenia. In the next abandoned game against Albania in Belgrade, Serbia was originally awarded with a 3—0 victory, but was later deducted three points. On 14 November , Serbia played against Denmark in Belgrade and lost, 1—3. In , Serbia's first match was a qualifying match against Portugal in Lisbon , during which Serbia lost 2—1, cutting their chances for qualification to Euro On 13 June , Serbia played a qualifying match against Denmark in Copenhagen , losing 2—0.
On 10 July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS announced that it had awarded a 0—3 victory to Albania in the abandoned match held on 14 October , upholding Serbia's three-point penalization. As a result, Serbia became mathematically eliminated from Euro qualification.
On 4 September , Serbia made first victory in this qualification 2—0, against Armenia. On 8 October , Serbia made a spectacular victory against Albania. In the table of Group I , Serbia finished second to last place with four points in a five team group. They started off their campaign with a draw against Ireland at the Rajko Mitic Stadium and continued this good form with wins over Austria, Georgia, Moldova.
This consolidated their first position going into their top-of-the group clash with Ireland. They won this match with a 55th-minute goal from Kolarov.
Romania Serbia - UEFA Nations League C / Head to Head Statistics
Serbia finished with a home win against Georgia, and ended top of Group D and therefore qualified for the tournament, its first major tournament after an eight-year absence. Despite of Costa Rica's historic achievement four years ago, Kolarov's superb free kick at the second half had made Costa Rica to suffer not just their first defeat since World Cup, but it is also a historic win for Serbia after eight years.
However, Serbia performed poorly in their later encounters, losing 1—2 to Switzerland on a minute goal scored by Xherdan Shaqiri and 0—2 to Brazil , thus once again eliminated from the group stage of a big tournament. Serbia's elimination came out as for the result of lacking experience, since most of Serbia's squad has not played in any big tournaments for eight years. Serbia has a fierce rivalry with Croatia.
This rivalry stems from political roots, and is listed as one of the ten greatest international rivalries by goal. Both were part of Yugoslavia, which dissolved after war broke out between the constituent republics, including Serbia and Croatia. The two nations have played four times, with Croatia winning one and drawing the other three games.
Nicknamed The Blues , the various Yugoslav teams of the 20th century wore a primarily blue kit. This was paired with white shorts and red socks, mimicking the blue-white-red tricolour flag. As Serbia and Montenegro continued this blue-white-red tradition, it was considered appropriate for a newly-independent Serbian team to adopt a different colouring scheme.
Serbia eventually adopted red shirts, blue shorts and white socks, paralleling the primary red theme taken up by other national sports teams. Such a look was also based on a tricolour flag arrangement, albeit this time inspired by the flag of Serbia. The first home kit featured red shirts with a blue and white trim, whilst a cross motif was incorporated ahead of the World Cup. Taken from the country's coat of arms , it remained on the kits until In recent years, partly due to FIFA's increasingly-strict kit clash regulations, Serbia have utilised all-red uniforms, abandoning blue altogether.
The badge of the Football Association of Serbia is modelled on the escutcheon of the Serbian coat of arms. It features a modified version of the four firesteels, a historical Serbian emblem, with the addition of a football. In July , a partnership was announced between the Football Association of Serbia and English manufacturer Umbro which is Serbia's official supplier before Puma took over with their home and away kits, debuting 7 September in the friendly match against France. For more result see: Serbia national football team results.
For the period before see: Yugoslavia national football team Head coaches. Played in three World Cups and one European Championship. Aleksandar Kolarov is the current captain of the team. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the men's team. For the women's team, see Serbia women's national football team.
First colours. Second colours. Medal record. Main article: History of the Serbia national football team. UEFA ruled that Albania had forfeited the match and awarded a 3—0 win to Serbia, but also deducted three points from Serbia for their involvement in the events. Still active players are highlighted. Association football portal Serbia portal. Retrieved 14 June Retrieved 30 June Retrieved 5 December The New York Times. Archived from the original on 16 July Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 11 July Retrieved 12 July Archived from the original on 7 January Retrieved 15 October Retrieved 27 August Retrieved 13 December Retrieved 24 October Business Insider.
Retrieved 26 October Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 8 January Retrieved 10 July Retrieved 3 October Serbia national football team. History Head coaches. Red Star Stadium Home venues. Results and Fixtures Serbia v Albania Summary Final tournaments Yugoslavia squad — European Nations' Cup runners-up. Serbia squad — Summer Olympics. Assisted by Aleksandar Prijovic with a cross. Claudiu Keseru replaces George Tucudean. Delay in match George Tucudean Romania because of an injury. Substitution, Serbia. Aleksandar Prijovic replaces Adem Ljajic. Cristian Sapunaru Romania wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Nemanja Matic Serbia wins a free kick in the attacking half. Nicolae Stanciu tries a through ball, but George Tucudean is caught offside. Nemanja Matic replaces Sasa Lukic. Sasa Lukic Serbia wins a free kick in the attacking half. Nicolae Stanciu Romania right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Dusan Tadic Serbia left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antonio Rukavina. Serbia 2, Romania 2. George Tucudean Romania right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicolae Stanciu with a cross following a corner.
Attempt blocked. Nicolae Stanciu Romania right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Alexandru Mitrita Romania wins a free kick in the defensive half. Dusan Tadic Serbia wins a free kick in the defensive half. Filip Kostic replaces Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Serbia 2, Romania 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic Serbia right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.
Sasa Lukic Serbia wins a free kick in the defensive half. Alexandru Mitrita Romania wins a free kick on the left wing. Alexandru Mitrita replaces Denis Dragus. Aleksandar Mitrovic Serbia right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dusan Tadic. Denis Dragus Romania right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Adem Ljajic Serbia wins a free kick on the right wing. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Serbia left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Serbia header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Assisted by Dusan Tadic with a cross. Samara, football and the story of the space race.
Swiss trio avoid bans for celebrations. Serbia chief investigated over BBC interview. Swiss duo face bans over celebrations. Serbia accuse Fifa of 'brutal robbery'. Show more. Highlights: Serbia Brazil. Paulinho lob gives Brazil lead. Quiz: The road to World Cup As the World Cup draw arrives, how much do you know about how the 32 teams who have qualified for Russia ? More from BBC Sport. Agenda exists against Pogba - Solskjaer Football. Silverstone signs new five-year British GP deal Formula 1.
Bristol host Bath in Premiership opener - full fixture list revealed Rugby Union.