Serbia has established itself as a solid World Cup force since 2010, with World cup soccer 2022 representing its third appearance from the last four tournaments. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the 2022 world cup.
Two World Cup Finals (2010, 2018)
The national team of Serbia and Montenegro played under the name Yugoslavia from 1992 until 2003, when the country and team were renamed Serbia and Montenegro and played international football as such until 2006. Montenegro declared independence from Serbia in 2006 (after the team Serbia-Montenegro played at the World Cup).
FIFA sees Serbia’s team as the direct descendant of the Yugoslavia national team. Hence, it inherited Yugoslavia’s full status, results, and achievements. Yugoslavia’s best results were fourth in 1930 and 1962.
In the 2010 World Cup odds in South Africa, Serbia finished first in its first-ever qualifying campaign as an independent nation, winning their group ahead of favorite France. They again qualified in 2018, winning just one game.
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2022 World Cup Qatar Expectations
Dragan Stojkovic became the third manager to lead Serbia at a World Cup, as their reputation for sacking coaches shows little sign of slowing down. Stojkovic will have until Monday, November 14th, to submit a final 26-man roster for Qatar.
Serbia impressed during qualification, finishing top of Group A ahead of Portugal. However, they face a battle to make it out of Group G at the tournament, with seasoned campaigners Switzerland and Cameroon aiming to challenge for a last-16 spot behind Brazil. They are priced at +120 with the latest soccer odds to make it out of the group, and we expect them to do it.
They will kick off their World Cup campaign against Brazil on November 24th, but first, they’ll play one final friendly against Bahrain on November 18th. All eyes will be on Aleksandar Mitrovic, with Fulham’s striker expected to lead the attacking line and be the key player for Serbia. It is a team filled with excellent players such as Dusan Tadic, Filip Kostic, Dusan Vlahovic, Nikola Milenkovic, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, players who can change the game in a moment.
Serbia may be ranked 21 in the FIFA World Rankings at the moment, but they seem ripe to cause a real shock and get through to the quarter-finals, so if you’re betting online, they are one of the best dak-horse stories this year.