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Serbia


Federation founded: 1919
FIFA member since: 1923
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red, blue and white
Nickname: Orlovi (The Eagles)
World Cups qualified for: 11 (of 20)
Best results: 4th place 1930, 1962

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 43 W 17 D 8 L 18 GF 64 GA 59 Pts 59
Serbia are 12th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Semifinal 4 Squad
1934 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1938 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1950 First round 5 Squad Qualifiers
1954 Quarterfinal 7 Squad Qualifiers
1958 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
1962 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Second phase 7 Squad Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 First round 16 Squad Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Quarterfinal 5 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Did not enter
1998 Round of 16 10 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 First round 32 Squad Qualifiers
2010 First round 23 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers
* 1930-2002 as Yugoslavia, 2006 as Serbia & Montenegro, 2010 onwards as Serbia.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1930, 1962
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1950, 1954, 1958, 1974, 1990
Biggest win 9-0 vs Zaïre 1974
Biggest loss 0-6 vs Argentina 2006
Most wins in a row 3
Most losses in a row 5
Longest unbeaten run 7
Longest run without win 6
Longest run qualifying 4 (1950-62)
Longest run not qualifying 2
Penalty shoot-outs 0 win, 1 loss
SRB vs Europe W6 - D4 - L11
SRB vs South America W5 - D4 - L4
SRB vs Asia W2 - D0 - L1
SRB vs Africa W1 - D0 - L2
SRB vs N/C America W3 - D0 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Dragoslav Sekularac 9 1958-62
Dejan Stankovic 9 1998-10
Dragan Stojkovic 9 1990-98
Ivica Surjak 9 1974-82
Safet Susic 8 1982-90
Zlatko Vujovic 8 1982-90
Vujadin Boskov 7 1954-58
Tomislav Crnkovic 7 1954-58
Branko Zebec 7 1954-58

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Drazen Jerkovic 4 1962
Dusan Bajevic 3 1974
Ivica Bek 3 1930
Milan Galic 3 1962
Dragan Stojkovic 3 1990-98
Toza Veselinovic 3 1958


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1930 1R Brazil W 2-1 1R Bolivia W 4-0 SF Uruguay L 1-6 1950 1R Switzerland W 3-0 1R Mexico W 4-1 1R Brazil L 0-2 1954 1R France W 1-0 1R Brazil [aet] D 1-1 QF West Germany L 0-2 1958 1R Scotland D 1-1 1R France W 3-2 1R Paraguay D 3-3 QF West Germany L 0-1 1962 1R Soviet Union L 0-2 1R Uruguay W 3-1 1R Colombia W 5-0 QF West Germany W 1-0 SF Czechoslovakia L 1-3 3/4 Chile L 0-1 1974 1R Brazil D 0-0 1R Zaïre W 9-0 1R Scotland D 1-1 2Ph West Germany L 0-2 2Ph Poland L 1-2 2Ph Sweden L 1-2 1982 1R Northern Ireland D 0-0 1R Spain L 1-2 1R Honduras W 1-0 1990 1R West Germany L 1-4 1R Colombia W 1-0 1R United Arab Emirates W 4-1 2R Spain [aet] W 2-1 QF Argentina [2-3 ap] D 0-0 1998 1R Iran W 1-0 1R Germany D 2-2 1R United States W 1-0 2R Netherlands L 1-2 2006 1R Netherlands L 0-1 1R Argentina L 0-6 1R Côte d'Ivoire L 2-3 2010 1R Ghana L 0-1 1R Germany W 1-0 1R Australia L 1-2



 

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