Wednesday, Jun. 02, 2010


Manager: Radomir Antic

Best: Fourth place (1930, 1962, as Yugoslavia)

Judging by the stellar performances of Croatia and the star role played by many Bosnians and Kosovar Albanians on other countries' teams, the Serbs may well ruminate on what might have been had Yugoslavia not broken apart. Still, coach Radomir Antic will arrive in South Africa with a squad well balanced between the steel of defenders such as Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic and Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, the craft of Inter Milan midfielder Dejan Stankovic and the attacking threat of beanpole striker Nikola Zigic and Milan Jovanovic. Serbia will be hard to break down, and will look to threaten on the break.

Player to Watch: Milan Jovanovic. The Liverpool-bound forward couldn't stop scoring during Serbia's qualification campaign.