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Aug 25, 2015

Soccer-Five-star Spain as Valencia make Champions League history

Aug 25 (Reuters) – Spain became the first couuntry to have five teams in the Champions League group stage in one season after Valencia squeezed past Monaco 4-3 on aggregate in the playoff round despite a 2-1 defeat on Tuesday.

Valencia joined holders Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, who got an automatic berth as last season’s winners of Europe’s second-tier Europa League.

Aug 25, 2015

Five-star Spain as Valencia make Champions League history

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – Spain became the first country to have five teams in the Champions League group stage in one season after Valencia squeezed past Monaco 4-3 on aggregate in the playoff round despite a 2-1 defeat on Tuesday.

Valencia joined holders Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, who got an automatic berth as last season’s winners of Europe’s second-tier Europa League.

Aug 7, 2015

Red Star chief Terzic quits after poor start to campaign

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade general director Zvezdan Terzic resigned on Friday after the debt-ridden 1991 European Cup winners made a poor start to the season.

Terzic, who took over last year but has joined several board members who quit earlier this week, said he was “sad but proud” after slashing the club’s debts by 10 million euros ($10.97 million).

Aug 7, 2015

Soccer-Red Star chief Terzic quits after poor start to campaign

BELGRADE, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade general director Zvezdan Terzic resigned on Friday after the debt-ridden 1991 European Cup winners made a poor start to the season.

Terzic, who took over last year but has joined several board members who quit earlier this week, said he was “sad but proud” after slashing the club’s debts by 10 million euros ($10.97 million).

Aug 1, 2015

Soccer-Askovski double sinks parent club Partizan

BELGRADE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Novi Pazar’s on-loan Stefan Askovski returned to haunt his parent club Partizan Belgrade by scoring twice in a 3-2 home win over the Serbian champions on Saturday.

It was the first defeat of the season for Partizan, who fielded a second string side with one eye on next Wednesday’s Champions League third qualifying round second leg against Steaua Bucharest. This week’s first leg ended 1-1.

Jun 30, 2015

American Page to fulfill Serbian Olympic dream

BELGRADE, (Reuters) – A journey woman in European club basketball for most of her career, American-born Danielle Page will fulfill a childhood dream by playing in the 2016 Olympics for Serbia.

The 28-year old from Colorado Springs, granted Serbian citizenship in March, will represent her adopted country at next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro after helping the Balkan nation win their maiden European championship on Sunday.

Jun 30, 2015

Basketball-American Page to fulfill Serbian Olympic dream

BELGRADE, June 30 (Reuters) – A journeywoman in European club basketball for most of her career, American-born Danielle Page will fulfill a childhood dream by playing in the 2016 Olympics for Serbia.

The 28-year old from Colorado Springs, granted Serbian citizenship in March, will represent her adopted country at next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro after helping the Balkan nation win their maiden European championship on Sunday.

Jun 22, 2015

Serbia’s Under-20 World Cup winners get heroes’ welcome

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Around 50,000 elated fans treated Serbia’s Under-20 football team to a royal homecoming on Monday after they returned from winning the World Cup with a 2-1 win over favourites Brazil.

Donning the Balkan country’s flags and lighting dozens of flares, the fans crammed in front of Belgrade’t city hall where the team arrived in an open-top bus.

Jun 22, 2015

Soccer-Serbia’s Under-20 World Cup winners get heroes’ welcome

BELGRADE, June 22 (Reuters) – Around 50,000 elated fans treated Serbia’s Under-20 soccer team to a royal homecoming on Monday after they returned from winning the World Cup with a 2-1 win over favourites Brazil.

Donning the Balkan country’s flags and lighting dozens of flares, the fans crammed in front of Belgrade’t city hall where the team arrived in an open-top bus.

Jun 22, 2015

Soccer-Serbia must learn from U-20 champions – FA chief

BELGRADE, June 22 (Reuters) – Serbia’s senior team must look to the junior team that won the Under-20 World Cup if they are to stop the rot on the big stage, according to Football Association (FSS) chief Tomislav Karadzic.

The Serbians stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 in Saturday’s final in New Zealand, delighting thousands of fans at home who are set to give them a royal reception in Belgrade’s city centre later on Monday.

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      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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