Serbian national football team

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November 30, 2021

The Serbian national football team is a national team under the control of the Football Association of Serbia, it represents Serbia in international football competitions. The national team made the greatest successes by winning the fourth place at the World Cup in 1930 and 1962. Also, the finals of the European Championship were played twice, in 1960 and 1968. He won a gold medal at the Olympic football tournament in Rome in 1960. The matches as the host of the national team are most often played at the Rajko Mitic Stadium and the Partizan Stadium, which are located in Belgrade. The national team of Serbia, since 2006, has the nickname Eagles, and before that, due to its recognizable jerseys, the national team had the nickname Blue. FIFA and UEFA treat the Serbian national team as the successor to the medals and success of Yugoslavia. Branislav Ivanović has the most appearances in the national team with 105 games played. The best scorer is Aleksandar Mitrović.

History

Before 2006, when Serbia became an independent country, its footballers played for countries under the following names: 1918—1920. Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 1920—1929. Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 1929—1944. Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1944—1945. Democratic Federal Yugoslavia 1945—1963. Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia 1963—1992. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1992—2003. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2003—2006. Serbia and Montenegro 2006 — today Serbia

Period before World War II

The national team of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia played its first official match in 1920 against Czechoslovakia at the 7th Olympic Games in Antwerp and lost with the result 7: 0, which, to this day, remains the most convincing defeat. With this defeat, the newly formed team ended its participation in this Olympic football tournament, since it was played according to the cup system. The first goal for the national team of Yugoslavia was scored by the first captain of the national team Artur Dubravčić in the match against Egypt in Antwerp in 1920. The composition of the then national team consisted of: Vrđuka, Župančić, Šifer, Tavčar, Cindrić, Rupec, Vragović, Dubravčić, Perška, Granec, Ružić, Porobić, Šolc, Simić, Kojić, while the selector was Veljko Ugrinić. At the next Olympic Games in 1924 in Paris, the draw was again not in favor of the Yugoslav fu

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