Serbia

Matches

17th June - 1pm
Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia

22nd June - 7pm
Serbia 1-2 Switzerland

27th June - 7pm
Serbia 0-2 Brazil

 

Flag: Take the Russian flag and turn it upside down. Add a national crest. Stir.

Population: Seven million.

Nickname: The Eagles. Not to be confused with disappointing Premier League outfit nor a best-selling band from the 1970s.

Manager: Mladen Krstajic stepped in at short notice when the manager that took them to the finals, Slavoljub Muslin, was sacked after qualification over his team’s style of play (or lack of it) and some of his team selections. Tough crowd or what?

Captain: The former Manchester City defender, now playing at Roma, Aleksandar Kolarov.

Star Man: Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic. The classy midfielder has been one of the Red Devils’ undoubted plus points this season and will hope to take his form with him to Russia.

Rising star: Aleksandar Mitrovic. Yes, him. He’s a new player since his loan move to Fulham and can’t stop scoring at the moment. He’s already got 11 in 33 games for Serbia too.