BELGRADE, April 12 (Reuters) – Former Yugoslavia midfielder
Sinisa Mihajlovic will in all likelihood be named Serbia coach
by the end of April, the country’s Football Association (FSS)
president Tomislav Karadzic said on Thursday.
Serbia have been managed by caretaker coach Radovan Curcic
since they failed to qualify for Euro 2012 after a poor campaign
which led to the departure of Vladimir Petrovic.
BELGRADE, April 11 (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade reached the
Serbian cup final in style after an emotional 2-0 win at holders
Partizan Belgrade completed a 4-0 aggregate semi-final victory
over their bitter city foes on Wednesday.
Darko Lazovic scored a superb 63rd minute opener for Red
Star and his Colombian striker Cristian Borja put the icing on
the cake when he shook off a challenge from a defender and
powered his shot past goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.
BELGRADE, April 9 (Reuters) – Former Olympic champions
Croatia and five other nations advanced to the 2012 London Games
after qualifying tournaments around Europe during the Easter
weekend to complete the men’s 12-team line-up in London.
The Croatians, gold medalists in 1996 and 2004, beat Iceland
31-28 on home soil in Varazdin on Sunday as both teams advanced
from that group following easy wins over Japan and Chile.
BELGRADE (Reuters) – Bosnian club Borac Banjaluka and Serbia’s Radnicki Kragujevac have both been banned from staging home matches while Partizan Belgrade and Vojvodina Novi Sad are awaiting their punishments following a wek of violence in the former Yugoslavia.
The Bosnian Football Federation has ordered Borac to play six home games behind closed doors after crowd trouble forced their cup match with visiting Zeljeznicar Sarajevo to be abandoned on Wednesday. The match has also been awarded to Zeljeznicar.
BELGRADE, April 6 (Reuters) – Bosnian club Borac Banjaluka
and Serbia’s Radnicki Kragujevac have both been banned from
staging home matches while Partizan Belgrade and Vojvodina Novi
Sad are awaiting their punishments following a wek of violence
in the former Yugoslavia.
The Bosnian Football Federation has ordered Borac to play
six home games behind closed doors after crowd trouble forced
their cup match with visiting Zeljeznicar Sarajevo to be
abandoned on Wednesday. The match has also been awarded to
BELGRADE, April 4 (Reuters) – Serbian champions Partizan
Belgrade went eight points clear at the top of the first
division after coming from behind to beat nine-man Vojvodina
Novi Sad 4-1 at home in a stormy clash on Wednesday.
Closest rivals Red Star Belgrade lost ground after a 0-0
draw at Radnicki Kragujevac while bottom team Metalac Gornji
Milanovac celebrated only their second win of the season with a
3-2 defeat of fellow strugglers Borac Cacak.
The Champions League is heading for another spectacular climax after the quarter-final clashes produced expected winners in holders Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, who must be relishing the prospect of taking centre stage in the final in their own stadium on May 19.
But rather than the usual suspects who predictably reach the latter stages of the money-spinning competition every season, it was the highly unheralded outfit of APOEL Nicosia that lit up the scene this time.
BELGRADE (Reuters) – Top contenders CSKA Moscow and Olympiakos Piraues reached the Euroleague Final Four on Friday after winning their best-of-five quarter-final playoff series.
Six-time winners CSKA ground out a dramatic 73-71 victory at Gescrap Bilbao to beat the Spanish side 3-1 and 1997 champions Olympiakos overcame Montepaschi Siena 76-69 at home to complete a 3-1 win over the Italian team.
BELGRADE (Reuters) – Barcelona became the first team to reach this season’s Euroleague Final Four when Tuesday’s 67-56 win at Unics Kazan put them 3-0 up against the Russian side in their best-of-five playoff series.
Last year’s runners-up Maccabi Tel Aviv took a 2-1 lead against holders Panathinaikos Athens after grinding out a 65-62 home win over the Greek side in front of a fervent crowd in the Nokia Arena.
BELGRADE, March 25 (Reuters) – Partizan Belgrade coach Avram
Grant hailed the team’s Bulgaria defender Ivan Ivanov who
decided to play in the 2-0 win at Hajduk Kula on Sunday after
his mother died less than 24 hours earlier.
“It is a huge loss for him, he was told he could miss the
game but he opted to play and showed how brave and committed to
the team he is,” former Chelsea manager Grant told reporters.