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FIFA WORLD CUP 2022: SERBIA – THE DARK HORSES AT THE MONDIAL

The biggest competition in football history is upon us with many footballing nations and fans excited ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Making their third appearance in this 22nd world cup edition, Serbia looks like a formidable yet underrated side and will look to be the dark horses on the world’s biggest stage next week.

After failing to advance from the group stage in their last two world campaigns [2010 and 2018], this youthful side will face favorites Brazil, Switzerland and the indomitable lions of Cameroon in group G.

The highly experienced Dusan Tadic leads this Serbian side with head coach Dragan Stojkovic behind the tactical decisions to make their nation proud.

Marko Dmitrovic, Predrag Rajkovic and Vanja Milinkovic Savic are the goalkeeping options called by head coach Stojkovic. Stephan Mitrovic, Strahinja Pavlovic and Erakovic, Nikola Milenkovic as well as Milos Veljkovic and Babic are available in defence in this remarkable yet challenging quest.

However, Nemanja Gudelj, Sergej Milinkovic Savic, Sasa Lukic, Marko Grujic, Filip Kostic, Uros Racic, Nemanja Maksimovic, Ivan Ilic, Andrija Zivkovic and Darko Lazovic are the options for midfield summoned to represent Serbia in Qatar in what will be the third competition the country will feature in, in their history.

The menace and threat lie in their unstoppable attacking quality with Dusan Tadic, Alesandar Mitrovic, Dusan Vlahovic, Filip Duricic, Luka Jovic and Nemanja Radonjic.

These 26 men approach this competition with their heads held high and with the much-needed belief and required mentality that a top four finish is possible with their team work and attacking prowess.

The Eagles featured in the recent 2018 world cup where they beat Costa Rica in their opening match but failed to qualify for the next two group matches.

With 50 goals in 76 appearances, Fulham’s Alexander Mitrovic will lead Serbia in attack to ensure the dream becomes a reality and that Serbia make history. 

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