Team profile: Serbia & Montenegro

Serbia & Montenegro's legendary team spirit may have come under strain due to recent domestic political developments. However, they boast a defence which conceded just one goal in 10 qualifying games which will have their better credentialed opponents worried.

    FIFA Ranking: 44

    Coach: Ilija Petkovic

    Key players: Mateja Kezman, Dejan Stankovic, Ivan Ergic

    World Cup record: First appearance. (Appeared as Yugoslavia nine times making the semi finals in 1930 and 1962)

    Qualifying route: Won European Group 7

    Key question: Can Europe’s most miserly defence stand up on the world stage?

    Squad:

    Goalkeepers #
    Dragoslav Jevric 1
    Oliver Kovacevic 12
    Vladimir Stojkovic 23
    Defenders
    Ivica Dragutinovic 3
    Nemanja Vidic 5
    Goran Gavrancic 6
    Dusan Basta 13
    Nenad Djordjevic 14
    Milan Dudic 15
    Dusan Petkovic 16
    Mladen Krstajic 20
    Midfielders
    Ivan Ergic 2
    Igor Duljaj 4
    Ognjen Koroman 7
    Dejan Stankovic 10
    Predrag Djordjevic 11
    Albert Nadj 17
    Zvonimir Vukic 18
    Sasa Ilic 22
    Forwards
    Mateja Kezman 8
    Savo Milosevic 9
    Nikola Zigic 19
    Danijel Ljuboja 21

    Group matches:

    v Netherlands, 13:00 GMT, Sunday 11th June - Leipzig

    v Argentina, 13:00 GMT, Friday 16th June - Gelsenkirchen

    v Ivory Coast, 19:00 GMT, Wednesday 21st June - Munich

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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