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Mar 30, 2015

Soccer-Matic shines on another gloomy night for Serbia

BELGRADE, March 30 (Reuters) – A 2-1 defeat by Portugal has left Serbia with only a slim hope of reaching Euro 2016 after Nemanja Matic provided the only beacon of light in another lacklustre qualifying performance by the Balkan nation.

The Chelsea midfielder capped a fine individual display with a breathtaking equaliser at the La Luz stadium on Sunday, unleashing an unstoppable overhead volley to briefly cancel out Ricardo Carvalho’s opener.

Mar 27, 2015

Serbia can stop Ronaldo and Portugal, says Ivanovic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Portugal have one of the world’s top players in Cristiano Ronaldo but Serbia are good enough to contain him in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon on Sunday, the Balkan nation’s captain Branislav Ivanovic said.

Portugal are second in Group I with six points from three matches, one less than leaders Denmark who have played a game more, while the Serbians are fourth with one point from three games behind Albania who have four from three.

Mar 27, 2015

Soccer-Serbia can stop Ronaldo and Portugal, says Ivanovic

BELGRADE, March 27 (Reuters) – Portugal have one of the world’s top players in Cristiano Ronaldo but Serbia are good enough to contain him in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon on Sunday, the Balkan nation’s captain Branislav Ivanovic said.

Portugal are second in Group I with six points from three matches, one less than leaders Denmark who have played a game more, while the Serbians are fourth with one point from three games behind Albania who have four from three.

Mar 25, 2015

Partizan name Milinkovic as coach to replace Nikolic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade named former winger Zoran Milinkovic as their new coach after sacking Marko Nikolic on Wednesday, the club said.

“The club’s executive board has assessed that a new first team coach is required to achieve the objective of winning the league title,” Partizan said on their official website.

Mar 25, 2015

Soccer-Partizan name Milinkovic as coach to replace Nikolic

BELGRADE, March 25 (Reuters) – Serbian league leaders Partizan Belgrade named former winger Zoran Milinkovic as their new coach after sacking Marko Nikolic on Wednesday, the club said.

“The club’s executive board has assessed that a new first team coach is required to achieve the objective of winning the league title,” Partizan said on their official website (www.partizan.rs).

Mar 20, 2015

Basketball: Fenerbahce storm into playoffs as Olympiakos slip up

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Fenerbahce Istanbul reached the Euroleague knockout stages with a 98-77 home rout of Emporio Armani Milan while triple former winners Olympiakos Piraeus suffered a 74-73 setback at Laboral Kutxa Vitoria on Friday.

In the day’s other fixture, Panathinaikos blew away already-qualified Real Madrid 85-69 to boost their hopes of progressing with the second group stage heading for a frantic finale in the last three rounds.

Mar 19, 2015

Barcelona through as Turkish fans again cause trouble

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Barcelona reached the Euroleague’s knockout stages with a 77-73 win at Red Star Belgrade on Thursday while Galatasaray fans were again involved in ugly scenes before the 75-68 defeat at Alba Berlin.

Police had to step in to restore order after dozens of Turkish supporters ran down a section of the venue, pushing their way toward another area before clashing with security staff and throwing seats on to the court.

Mar 13, 2015

CSKA reach Euroleague playoffs, Fenerbahce victorious

BELGRADE (Reuters) – CSKA Moscow advanced to the Euroleague playoffs with four games to spare after an inspired performance by their Serbia playmaker Milos Teodosic gave them an 88-83 home win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Friday.

Fenerbahce Istanbul boosted their hopes of becoming the first Turkish team to reach the season-ending Final Four, edging closer to the knockout stages with a 73-64 win at former champions Olympiakos Piraeus.

Mar 10, 2015

FA Cup exit adds to United’s post-Ferguson agony

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – Few Manchester United fans thought life after Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford would be easy but fewer would have imagined the possibility of a second successive season without any silverware and devoid of Champions League football.

Monday’s 2-1 home defeat by Arsenal, which eliminated United from the FA Cup, means United face the longest trophyless run since the early days of Ferguson’s silverware-laden era.

Mar 10, 2015

Soccer-FA Cup exit adds to United’s post-Ferguson agony

March 10 (Reuters) – Few Manchester United fans thought life after Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford would be easy but fewer would have imagined the possibility of a second successive season without any silverware and devoid of Champions League football.

Monday’s 2-1 home defeat by Arsenal, which eliminated United from the FA Cup, means United face the longest trophyless run since the early days of Ferguson’s silverware-laden era.

    • About Zoran

      "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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      1999
      Languages:
      Serbian, English, Italian
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