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Jun 20, 2015

Serbia have bright future after U-20 World Cup win, says coach

BELGRADE (Reuters) – A brave Serbian outfit which won the Under-20 World Cup with a shock 2-1 win over Brazil in New Zealand on Saturday can become a major force at senior level, coach Veljko Paunovic said.

Making their maiden appearance as an independent nation, Serbia delighted their fans in Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium and thousands back home after Nemanja Maksimovic scored a late extra-time winner.

Jun 20, 2015

Soccer-Serbia have bright future after U-20 World Cup win, says coach

BELGRADE, June 20 (Reuters) – A brave Serbian outfit which won the Under-20 World Cup with a shock 2-1 win over Brazil in New Zealand on Saturday can become a major force at senior level, coach Veljko Paunovic said.

Making their maiden appearance as an independent nation, Serbia delighted their fans in Auckland’s North Harbour Stadium and thousands back home after Nemanja Maksimovic scored a late extra-time winner.

Jun 16, 2015

Mihajlovic out to prove his worth on big stage

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – New AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is known for his hot temper and iron will and fans will hope those traits inspire rather than alienate his players as he bids to turn around the fortunes of Italy’s fallen giants.

The 46-year old Serb, born to a Croat mother and a Bosnian Serb father in the Croatian town of Vukovar, was appointed on Tuesday to replace Filippo Inzaghi and faces his toughest challenge yet as coach after two good seasons at fellow Serie A side Sampdoria.

Jun 16, 2015

Soccer-Mihajlovic out to prove his worth on big stage

June 16 (Reuters) – New AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is known for his hot temper and iron will and fans will hope those traits inspire rather than alienate his players as he bids to turn around the fortunes of Italy’s fallen giants.

The 46-year old Serb, born to a Croat mother and a Bosnian Serb father in the Croatian town of Vukovar, was appointed on Tuesday to replace Filippo Inzaghi and faces his toughest challenge yet as coach after two good seasons at fellow Serie A side Sampdoria.

May 16, 2015

Basketball – Containing Spanoulis key to Real final hopes, says Laso

MADRID (Reuters) – Euroleague favourites Real Madrid must stifle inspirational Olympiakos Piraeus playmaker Vassilis Spanoulis if they are to beat the Greek side in Sunday’s final, coach Pablo Laso said.

The clash will be a repeat of the 2013 showdown in London’s O2 Arena, when Spanoulis scored all his 22 points in the second half to help Olympiakos to a memorable 100-88 win.

May 15, 2015

Olympiakos overcome CSKA to reach Euroleague final

MADRID (Reuters) – Triple Euroleague champions Olympiakos Piraeus fought back to edge CSKA Moscow 70-68 in a nail-biting contest to reach the final after overcoming a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter on Friday.

Playmaker Vassilis Spanoulis scored 11 of his 13 points in the last five minutes of a rip-roaring contest as Olympiakos continued to haunt their more fancied Russian rivals.

May 13, 2015

Containing Barca’s ‘MSN’ will be a huge task – Allegri

MADRID (Reuters) – Stopping prolific Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Champions League final will be a formidable task, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said after his side clinched their place in next month’s showpiece in Berlin.

Juve eliminated holders Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu and will bid for a third continental title when they meet four-times winners Barca at the Olympic Stadium on June 6.

May 13, 2015

Soccer-Containing Barca’s ‘MSN’ will be a huge task – Allegri

MADRID, May 13 (Reuters) – Stopping prolific Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Champions League final will be a formidable task, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said after his side clinched their place in next month’s showpiece in Berlin.

Juve eliminated holders Real Madrid 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu and will bid for a third continental title when they meet four-times winners Barca at the Olympic Stadium on June 6.

May 13, 2015

Real aim to end 20-year Euroleague wait on home court

MADRID (Reuters) – European club basketball heavyweights Real Madrid will be hard pressed to win their first Euroleague title since 1995 when they host the competition’s Final Four this weekend.

The showpiece tournament also features dark horses Fenerbahce Istanbul, who clash with Real on Friday for a berth in Sunday’s final, as well as CSKA Moscow and Olympiakos Piraeus who meet in the other semi.

Apr 26, 2015

Injuries and arrests after violent Belgrade derby

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Thirty-five police officers were hurt and 41 fans arrested in a violent Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan on Saturday.

“Hooligan behaviour has led to slight injuries to 35 police officers,” the Serbian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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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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      1999
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