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Sep 12, 2012

Promising Serbia must keep their feet on the ground

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’s emphatic 6-1 win over a lacklustre Wales in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier has lifted the spirits of the Balkan nation but their senior players are wary of getting too carried away.

Captain Branislav Ivanovic and Aleksandar Kolarov, one of four Serbians to open their international account with a goal against the hapless Welsh, know they must help guide their exciting, young team through the 2014 qualifiers.

Sep 12, 2012

Soccer-Promising Serbia must keep their feet on the ground

BELGRADE, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Serbia’s emphatic 6-1 win over
a lacklustre Wales in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier has lifted
the spirits of the Balkan nation but their senior players are
wary of getting too carried away.

Captain Branislav Ivanovic and Aleksandar Kolarov, one of
four Serbians to open their international account with a goal
against the hapless Welsh, know they must help guide their
exciting, young team through the 2014 qualifiers.

Sep 11, 2012

Serbia’s Mihajlovic orders caution after Wales drubbing

NOVI SAD, Serbia (Reuters) – Serbia’s Sinisa Mihajlovic might have been tempted to celebrate the biggest win of his coaching career but instead he ordered his players to stay focused after a morale-boosting 6-1 mauling of Wales in a World Cup Group A qualifier on Tuesday.

Having come under heavy pressure from fans and media after two draws and three defeats under his tenure, in which Serbia scored just one goal and conceded six, Mihajlovic gambled with a blend of youth and experience against the Welsh.

Sep 11, 2012

Kolarov inspires Serbia to 6-1 rout of Wales

NOVI SAD, Serbia (Reuters) – Serbia gave their new coach Sinisa Mihajlovic his first taste of success as left back Aleksandar Kolarov inspired an impressive 6-1 home rout of Wales in a World Cup Group A qualifier on Tuesday.

The victory left Serbia on four points from two games after Saturday’s goalless stalemate in Scotland, which came on the back of three defeats and a draw in friendlies.

Sep 11, 2012

Soccer-Kolarov inspires Serbia to 6-1 rout of Wales

NOVI SAD, Serbia, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Serbia gave their new
coach Sinisa Mihajlovic his first taste of success as left back
Aleksandar Kolarov inspired an impressive 6-1 home rout of Wales
in a World Cup Group A qualifier on Tuesday.

The victory left Serbia on four points from two games after
Saturday’s goalless stalemate in Scotland, which came on the
back of three defeats and a draw in friendlies.

Sep 10, 2012

Mihajlovic makes U-turn on Serbia’s World Cup ambitions

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia coach Sinisa Mihajlovic once branded his team as one of the favourites in their World Cup qualifying group but a five-game winless streak has left the tough talker watering down his expectations.

Since he took over in May, Serbia have lost three of four friendlies and drew 0-0 in Scotland in their opening World Cup qualifying Group A match on Saturday.

Sep 10, 2012

Soccer-Mihajlovic makes U-turn on Serbia’s World Cup ambitions

BELGRADE, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Serbia coach Sinisa Mihajlovic
once branded his team as one of the favourites in their World
Cup qualifying group but a five-game winless streak has left the
tough talker watering down his expectations.

Since he took over in May, Serbia have lost three of four
friendlies and drew 0-0 in Scotland in their opening World Cup
qualifying Group A match on Saturday.

Jul 3, 2012
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“Boring” Spain set new standards

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Chastised and lambasted in the early stages of Euro 2012 for passing the ball sideways and backwards too often for the liking of goal-hungry fans and journalists, who had thrived in the feast of a wildly entertaining tournament, Spain silenced all their critics with a ruthless of display of flamboyant flair and lethal finishing in a one-sided final which made Italy look like a bunch of schoolboys.

Vicente Del Bosque’s “boring” strategy, based on deploying a strikerless formation to draw out opponents who park the proverbial bus in their own half, in fact proved to be a masterstroke which none of Spain’s rivals could cope with.

Jun 23, 2012
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Expanded Euro 2016 could be a blessing, not a curse

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During a so far excellent Euro 2012, there have been rumblings of discontent over the expansion of the tournament to 24 teams in four years’ time.

The big football nations of Europe will in all likelihood dread playing an extra game en route to the latter stages of what will be a month-long Euro 2016, if they don’t get knocked out by one of what will be a pack of success-hungry underdogs. 

May 21, 2012

Confident Mihajlovic takes over as Serbia coach

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Former Yugoslavia international Sinisa Mihajlovic was named Serbia’s new coach on Monday and the fiery character said he would quit if he fails to steer the Balkan side to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

The 43-year old has taken over from caretaker Radovan Curcic, who was appointed in October after Serbia failed to qualify for Euro 2012 under Vladimir Petrovic.

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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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