In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Serbia national football team and their chances of winning yet another FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Serbia football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
Serbia is one of the nations that has played in the FIFA World Cup as different nations, in total as five different nations. In 1930 they competed as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia where they achieved a fourth-place finish winning two games and losing one. In the the1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, they competed as SFR Yugoslavia where they again achieved a fourth-place finish, winning three and losing three games in the process. In 1994 the country competed as FR Yugoslavia – which was then changed to Serbia and Montenegro in the 2006 World Cup before participating as a sovereign nation in 2010.
Read on to learn more about:
- Serbia’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- Serbia’s road to Qatar
- Serbian squad
- LV BET betting tips on Serbia
Serbia at the FIFA World Cup
Serbia national football team has never been to a final in a FIFA World Cup as they twice got beat in the semi-final (1930 and 1962). In other appearances, the Serbia national team has struggled to get out of the group stage getting eliminated in the editions 2006, 2010 and 2018.
It was when they played under the name of SFR Yugoslavia that they enjoyed the most success, reaching two consecutive quarter-finals and a semi-final in the 1962 edition.
The top goalscorer for the Serbia national team is Drazan Jerkovic with four goals, all goals were scored in the 1962 FIFA World Cup. Jerkovic’s four goals were enough to secure him the shared Golden Boot award. The most appearances for the Serbian national football team are nine matches in which four different players share and these are: Dejan Stankovic, Dragan Stojkovic, Ivica Surjak and Dragoslav Sekularac.
Serbia’s successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup
Two of the best FIFA World Cups in Serbia’s history are 1962 and 1990. The 1962 campaign started off against the Soviet Union where Serbia suffered a 2-0 loss putting them on the weak foot to qualify from the group. Serbia managed to secure important victories against Uruguay (3-1) and Colombia (5-0) to see them into the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, Serbia faced a strong West Germany side who in 1958 reached the semi-finals, but it was Serbia who won on the night thanks to Radakovic’s goal. In the semi-final, Serbia football team played against Czechoslovakia but lost 3-1.
The latest appearances in the FIFA World Cup haven’t been the best for the Serbian national team winning only two games in their last nine games since 2006. The worst defeat came against Argentina when they lost 6-0.
Serbia’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Serbia managed to win Group A in the European qualification for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar on the last day of the qualifiers as they won 2-1 against Portugal. It was a deciding fixture if either side wins the game they will secure World Cup qualification. Portugal started off the best scoring within three minutes of the game but Serbia grew in the game and equalised just past the half-hour mark. But it was all decided in the closing stages when Mitrovic netted the winner and the World Cup qualification in style.
Who will Serbia play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
In Qatar, the Serbia national football team will be playing in Group G consisting of Brazil, Cameroon and Switzerland. Brazil are the outright favourites to win the group and also the favourites to win the tournament.
Serbia have met Brazil in the previous World Cup in the group stages, losing 2-0 on that occasion.
The fixtures for the Serbia national team are as follows:
- Brazil vs Serbia 24th November 2022 13:00 Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
- Serbia vs Cameroon 28th November 2022 11:00 AI Wakrah Sports Complex
- Switzerland vs Serbia 2nd December 2022 20:00 Stadium 974
Serbia squad for the World Cup in Qatar
Dragan Stojkovic will be the coach for the national team since he got appointed back in 2021. Stojkovic will lead the Serbia national football team players to his first-ever FIFA World Cup appearance.
Serbia has some great talent within their squad with the likes of Dusan Vlahovic, Tadic, Kostic, Jovic and Milinkovic-Savic. Alexander Mitrovic is the all-time top goalscorer for the Serbia national team; he has enjoyed one of the best seasons in his career with Fulham scoring an outstanding 43 goals in 44 appearances.
Milinkovic-Savic has been monitored by the best clubs around the world as he provides great cover to the back-line and poses a threat going forward. The Serbia national team will surely be competitive, and they have a great squad to get great results and make it out of the group stage.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Serbia?
All around Serbia, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Serbia National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages
For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
|FIFA World Cup round||Category I||Category II||Category III|
|Match for 3rd place||1,550||1,100||750|
Betting tips and odds on Serbia national team
At LV BET, we have a wide array of betting options. You are able to place your bets on the stage of elimination for the Serbia national team. You can also bet if the team reaches the knockout stages or not.
We are pricing Serbia’s striker Alexander Mitrovic to be the top goalscorer at 50/1 (51.00).