This will be the thirteenth time that the Serbian national team will be participating in the FIFA World Cup 2022. As part of their first match of the tournament, Serbia will be taking on Brazil at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail on November 24, 2022. Aside from Brazil, Switzerland, and Cameroon, Serbia is placed in Group G of the 2022 FIFA World Cup alongside these three teams.
In the month of October, the Serbian World Cup 2022 squad is expected to be announced. It was arguably Dragan Stojkovic’s side that qualified for the tournament in the best way possible, topping a group comprising Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan, remaining unbeaten through the campaign.
Despite Stojkovic taking over the national team last year, the Eagles failed to make it to Euro 2020.
Serbia will be participating in their second World Cup as an independent country, although they were part of the Serbia & Montenegro team that competed at the 2010 World Cup. Furthermore, Serbia also inherited the record of Yugoslavia at the previous World Cups.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Serbia Squad
How many players are Serbia allowed to take to the Fifa World Cup 2022?
For the first time at a major tournament, national managers were permitted to bring 26 players to the European Championship last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while last year’s Copa America allowed managers to bring squads of 28 players, as a special measure brought in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When will the final Serbia Fifa World Cup 2022 squad be announced?
FIFA has set a deadline of October 20 for the submission of squad lists for the upcoming World Cup. The tournament will kick off officially 30 days before the start of the match between Senegal and the Netherlands.
The most likely scenario is that Dragan Stojkovic, along with most of his peers, will name an initial preliminary squad before trimming the group down to the required number before the deadline approaches.
Who will make the final Serbia Fifa World Cup 2022 squad?
Real Madrid frontman Luka Jovic continues to play an important role for his country despite a lack of playing time at the club level.
Dusan Vlahovic, who currently plays for Juventus, and Aleksandar Mitrovic provide additional firepower.
As a 33-year-old captain, Dusan Tadic will provide leadership and creativity, while attacking midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will provide creativity and guile.
At the back, Nikola Milenkovic is probably the most important player, a Fiorentina center-half who has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Serbia Fixture
- Serbia vs Brazil (Thurs, Nov. 24)
- Serbia vs Cameroon (Mon, Nov. 28)
- Serbia vs Switzerland (Fri, Dec. 2)