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2018 FIFA World Cup Serbia squad guide, full fixtures, group and key players

Sturdy Serbia have the players that can shock the world at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Serbia National Team play

Serbia National Team

(AS)

A top finish in Group D in the UEFA qualifiers showed that Serbia can punch way above expected weight.

With a very sturdy team, Serbia have been consistent in the past 12 months and with the quality of some of their players, upsetting some of the seasoned campaigners will not be a huge surprise.

Captain: Aleksandar Kolarov

Manager: Mladen Krstajic

Nickname: Orlovi

FIFA World Cup history: 2 appearances

Fixtures:

Serbia Vs Costa Rica

Serbia Vs Switzerland

Serbia Vs Brazil

Key Men

1. Robert Lewandowski

Who else to start with that the main man himself, Lewandowski one of the best strikers in world football. Containing the striker should be Super Eagles number one priority,

This season, he has 23 goals in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich, five in the Champions League and 31 in total.

His potency is not limited to just Bayern Munich, he netted 16 goals for Poland, the highest in Europe in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

He is the man to match.

2. Piotr Zieliński

Piotr Zieliński is another player the Super Eagles must pay attention to in the friendly game against Poland.

The 23-year-old playmaker has been impressive in midfielder this season with Napoli. With an eye for incisive passes and runs into the box, the Super Eagles must be well alert to stop the Napoli man from causing havoc.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar).

Defenders: Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina).

Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade).

Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica)

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