Serbia have been drawn in Group G, along with five-time champions Brazil plus Switzerland and Cameroon. How will they perform - can they make it to the round of 16 and beyond? Read on to inform your predictions for Serbia at World Cup 2022.
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Serbia won their qualifying group, which included Portugal and Republic of Ireland, without losing any of their eight matches. Since claiming independence in June 2006, Serbia have participated in the World Cup on three occasions but are yet to progress past the group stage.
Dragan Stojković’s side have been drawn in Group G, along with five-time champions Brazil plus Switzerland and Cameroon.
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World Cup 2022: Serbia key stats
Manager: Dragan Stojković
Recent performances: World Cup 2018 – Group Stage, World Cup 2014 – Did Not Qualify
World Cup 2022: Serbia schedule
November 24, 20:00: Brazil vs. Serbia
November 28, 11:00: Cameroon vs. Serbia
World Cup 2022: How will Serbia fare in Group G?
Serbia look a good bet to make it to the knockout stages for the first time in their history, especially when you consider their recent form.
Stojković’s side were unbeaten in their last five Nations League matches, including a 4-1 home win over Sweden and a 0-2 away success in Norway.
Serbia’s last group match with Switzerland is likely to be crucial and they will be seeking revenge, after losing 2-1 to them via a last-minute goal from the Swiss four years ago.
World Cup 2022: An analysis of Serbia’s squad
A lot of the focus will be on Serbia’s attacking threat, especially Fulham’s Alexander Mitrović – who is Serbia's all-time leading scorer.
Fellow frontman Dušan Vlahovićalso has an excellent goal record for his country, with the Juventus ace bagging eight goals in his opening 16 appearances for Serbia.
Ajax playmaker Dušan Tadić will captain the team, while Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savićcould play a key role in midfield.
World Cup 2022: What tactics will Serbia use?
Serbia often play with a 3-4-1-2 formation, with Tadić playing in the number 10 role behind the two main strikers.
They have also used Mitrović as the lone striker in a 3-4-2-1 system, with Stojković intent on playing with three centre-backs.
World Cup 2022: Is there value in Serbia’s odds?
They look to have more firepower than both Switzerland and Cameroon and that could prove crucial in what looks like a tight group.
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