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Apr 13, 2013

Soccer-Milijas hat-trick keeps Red Star in title hunt

BELGRADE, April 13 (Reuters) – Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Nenad Milijas scored a rare treble to give 1991 European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade a 4-1 home win over Serbian first division rivals Spartak Subotica on Saturday.

The result left Red Star second in the 16-team league, four points behind champions Partizan Belgrade who stayed in the driving seat after captain Sasa Ilic converted a second-minute penalty to give them a laboured 1-0 win a Javor Ivanjica.

Apr 7, 2013

Soccer-Red Star trim Partizan’s lead in Serbia

BELGRADE, April 7 (Reuters) – Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade’s lead was cut to four points after they lost 2-1 at home to Vojvodina Novi Sad on Sunday and 1991 European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade won 1-0 at bottom club Smederevo.

Partizan, chasing a record sixth successive league title, have 51 points from 22 matches. Red Star have 47 while Vojvodina stayed third with 44, five more than fourth-placed Jagodina.

Apr 3, 2013

Soccer-Dauda shines as Red Star close gap on Partizan

BELGRADE, April 3 (Reuters) – Nigerian striker Abiola Dauda scored his first two goals for Red Star Belgrade as the 1991 European Cup winners beat Hajduk Kula 3-0 at home on Wednesday to close on Serbian champions and league leaders Partizan Belgrade.

The result left Red Star second on 44 points from 21 matches, six behind Partizan who visit seventh-placed Sloboda Uzice on Thursday.

Apr 2, 2013

Serbia’s Mihajlovic set to step down in October

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Lacking fan support and under pressure from the media after a poor start to Serbia’s World Cup qualifying campaign, the Balkan country’s coach Sinisa Mihajlovic appears set to step down in October.

Mihajlovic vowed to qualify for next year’s finals in Brazil when he took over last May but having collected only seven points from the opening six games in Group A, nine less than leaders Belgium and Croatia, the 44-year old acknowledged Serbia had only a theoretical chance of advancing.

Apr 2, 2013

Soccer-Serbia’s Mihajlovic set to step down in October

BELGRADE, April 2 (Reuters) – Lacking fan support and under pressure from the media after a poor start to Serbia’s World Cup qualifying campaign, the Balkan country’s coach Sinisa Mihajlovic appears set to step down in October.

Mihajlovic vowed to qualify for next year’s finals in Brazil when he took over last May but having collected only seven points from the opening six games in Group A, nine less than leaders Belgium and Croatia, the 44-year old acknowledged Serbia had only a theoretical chance of advancing.

Mar 29, 2013

Nocioni lifts Caja as Panathinaikos advance

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Former Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni produced a vintage performance to keep Caja Laboral Vitoria in the hunt for a berth in the Euroleague playoffs after a rollercoaster 86-82 win at Khimki Moscow on Friday.

The competition’s six-time winners Panathinaikos Athens reached the last eight with a match to spare in the second group stage after an 82-60 rout of Germany’s Bamberg and holders Olympiakos Piraeus, their bitter cross-town rivals, stayed on course with a 78-73 success at Fenerbahce.

Mar 22, 2013

Vintage Olic steers Croatia to win over Serbia

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatia’s veteran striker Ivica Olic scored and set up another goal to help secure a 2-0 win over bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in an emotional Group A 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Victory lifted the Croatians to the top of the group on 13 points from five games, three more than Belgium who are away to Macedonia later on Friday.

Mar 22, 2013

Soccer-Vintage Olic steers Croatia to win over Serbia

ZAGREB, March 22 (Reuters) – Croatia’s veteran striker Ivica Olic scored and set up another goal to help secure a 2-0 win over bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in an emotional Group A 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Victory lifted the Croatians to the top of the group on 13 points from five games, three more than Belgium who are away to Macedonia later on Friday.

Mar 21, 2013

Croatia and Serbia coaches warn players to behave

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatia coach Igor Stimac and Serbian counterpart Sinisa Mihajlovic have warned their players to refrain from dissent and tough tackling when the bitter Balkan rivals meet in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Having described Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir as an outstanding official, but one happy to brandish yellow and red cards for any kind of misdemeanour, Stimac said his players must keep cool heads and their studs down in the Group A clash in Zagreb.

Mar 21, 2013

Soccer-Croatia and Serbia coaches warn players to behave

ZAGREB, March 21 (Reuters) – Croatia coach Igor Stimac and Serbian counterpart Sinisa Mihajlovic have warned their players to refrain from dissent and tough tackling when the bitter Balkan rivals meet in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Having described Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir as an outstanding official, but one happy to brandish yellow and red cards for any kind of misdemeanour, Stimac said his players must keep cool heads and their studs down in the Group A clash in Zagreb.

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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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