Serbia National Team List of Results 2000-2009


NB: includes results of Yugoslavia, Serbia-Montenegro and Serbia since 2000.
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Yugoslavia and Serbia-Montenegro 2000-2006


2000

#558, Skopje (Mac), February 23, friendly, attendance: 10,000, referee: Atanas 
Uzunov (Bulgaria)
Macedonia - Yugoslavia 1-2 (0-2)
YUG: Ivica Kralj (Eindhoven, Hol) 30 [Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spa) 1], Nenad 
Sakic (Sampdoria, Ita) 2 [Drazen Bolic (Salernitana, Ita) 7], Goran Djorovic 39 
(Celta Vigo, Spa) [Mladen Krstajic (Partizan) 3], Slavisa Jokanovic (Deportivo La 
Coruna, Spa) 48 [Nisa Saveljic (Bordeaux, Fra) 26], Miroslav Djukic (Valencia) 35, 
Nenad Grozdic (Vitesse, Hol) 7, Vladimir Jugovic (Inter, Ita) 32 [Predrag 
Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 3], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 45, Savo 
Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 43, Darko Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita) 33, Ljubinko 
Drulovic (Porto, Por)  25, Sinisa Mihajlovic  (Lazio, Ita) 41 [Goran Bunjevcevic 
(Red Star) 2] – coach: Vujadin Boskov 37
MAC: Nikolov (Milosevski), Stavrevski, Gerasimovski (Memedi), Stojanovski, 
Nikolovski, Babunski (Karanfilovski), Serafimovski (Miserdovski), Lazarovski, 
Hristov (Beqiri), Ciric (Georgievski), Shaqiri (Petrov)
Goals: Mijatovic (20’, 42’); Karanfilovski (77’)
Booked: Djorovic, Mihajlovic (Yug), Stojanoski (Mac)

#559, Belgrade, Partizan Stadium, March 25, friendly, attendance: 10,000, 
referee: Sandor Puhl (Hungary)
Yugoslavia - China 1-0 (1-0)
YUG: Ivica Kralj (Eindhoven, Hol) 31 [Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spa) 2], 
Nenad Sakic (Sampdoria, Ita) 3 [Slobodan Komljenovic (Kaiserslautern, Ger) 17], 
Goran Djororvic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 40 [Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 4], Slavisa 
Jokanovic (Deportivo La Coruna, Spa) 49 [Ljubinko Drulovic (Porto, Por) 26], 
Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 36 [Nisa Saveljic (Bordeaux, Fra) 27], Nenad 
Grozdic (Vitesse, Hol) 8, Vladimir Jugovic (Inter, Ita) 33 [Zoran Mirkovic 
(Juventus, Ita) 39], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 46 [Darko Kovacevic 
(Juventus, Ita) 34], Savo Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 44, Jovan Stankovic 
(Olympique, Fra) 6 [Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 4], Sinisa Mihajlovic  
(Lazio, Ita) 42 [Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 3] – coach Vujadin Boskov 38
Goal: Mijatovic (8’)
China was coached by the Yugoslav Bora Milutinovic who holds the world record 
for coaching five different teams at five different World Cups: Mexico (1986), 
Costa Rica (1990), USA (1994), Nigeria (1998), China (2002). He helped both
Costa Rica and China reach their first World Cups.
His older brother Milos Milutinovic was less successful as a coach (Bora was 
less successful as a player), but was a great player for Partizan Belgrade and 
Olympique Marseille; he was one of the best players for Yugoslavia at the 1954 
and 1958 World Cups, reaching the quarterfinals.

#560, Beijing (Chn), Workers’ Stadium, May 25, friendly, attendance: 45,000
China – Yugoslavia 0-2 (0-1)
YUG: Ivica Kralj 32 [Aleksandar Kocic (Red Star) 17], Ivan Dudic (Red Star) 1 
[Slobodan Komljenovic (Kaiserslautern, Ger) 18], Goran Djorovic (Celta Vigo,
Spa) 41 [Mladen Krstajic (Partizan) 5], Slavisa Jokanovic (Deportivo La Coruna, 
Spa) 50 [Dejan Govedarica (Waalwijk, Hol) 24], Nisa Saveljic (Bordeaux, Fra) 28, 
Dejan Stankovic 19 (Lazio, Ita) [Nenad Grozdic (Vitesse, Hol) 9], Goran 
Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 4, Mateja Kezman (Partizan) 1 [Predrag Mijatovic 
(Fiorentina, Ita) 47], Savo Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 45 [Darko Kovacevic 
(Juventus, Ita) 35], Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya, Jap) 76 [Albert Nadj (Real Oviedo, 
Spa)  31], Jovan Stankovic (Olympique, Fra) 7 – coach Vujadin Boskov 39
Goals: Kezman (20’), Kovacevic (73’)
Mateja Kezman scored in his debut. He also captained the under-21 team.

#561, Seoul (Kor), May 28, friendly, attendance: 30,000
South Korea – Yugoslavia 0-0
YUG: Ivica Kralj 33 [Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spa) 3], Ivan Dudic (Red Star) 2,
Goran Djorovic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 42 [Mladen Krstajic (Partizan) 6] [Vladimir 
Jugovic (Inter, Ita) 34], Nisa Saveljic (Bordeaux, Fra) 29, Goran Bunjevcevic 
(Red Star) 5, Slavisa Jokanovic (Deportivo La Coruna, Spa) 51, Dejan Stankovic 
(Lazio, Ita) 20 [Nenad Grozdic (Vitesse, Hol) 10], Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya, Jap) 
77 [Albert Nadj (Real Oviedo, Spa) 32], Jovan Stankovic (Olympique, Fra) 8, 
Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 48 [Mateja Kezman (Partizan) 2], Darko 
Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita) 36 [Savo Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 46] – coach 
Vujadin Boskov 40
Booked: Park (Kor); D. Stankovic, Saveljic, Kovacevic (Yug)
South Korea actually fielded an Olympic team.

#562, Songhan (Kor), May 30, friendly, attendance: 20,000
South Korea – Yugoslavia 0-0
YUG: Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spa) 4 [Aleksandar Kocic (Red Star) 18], Ivan 
Dudic (Red Star) 3 [Slobodan Komljenovic (Kaiserslautern, Ger) 19], Miroslav 
Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 37, Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 6, Mladen Krstajic 
(Werder, Ger) 7, Albert Nadj (Real Oviedo, Spa) 33 [Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, 
Ita) 21], Slavisa Jokanovic (Deportivo La Coruna, Spa) 52 [Dejan Govedarica 
(Waalwijk, Hol) 25, Vladimir Jugovic (Inter, Ita) 35, Ljubinko Drulovic (Porto, 
Por) 27 [Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya, Jap) 78], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, 
Ita) 49 [Mateja Kezman (Partizan) 3], Darko Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita) 37 [Savo 
Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 47] – coach Vujadin Boskov 41
This time South Korea fielded their best team.

* #563 Hong Kong, June 3, friendly, attendance: 6,000
Hong Kong League All Stars – Yugoslavia 4-2 (3-0) 
YUG: Ivica Kralj, Ivan Dudic (Red Star) , Albert Nadj , Nisa Saveljic (Bordeaux,
 Fra), Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star), Vladimir Jugovic, Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya, 
Jap), Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) , Darko Kovacevic, Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina,
Ita), Ljubinko Drulovic  – coach Vujadin Boskov 
Substitutes at 46th minute: Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spa), Sinisa Mihajlovic 
(Lazio, Ita) , Slobodan Komljenovic, Dejan Govedarica, Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, 
Spa), Savo Milosevic, Mateja Kezman (Partizan)
Goals for YUG: Kezman (65’), Mihajlovic (90’)
Booked for YUG: Jugovic, Stojkovic
This game was not considered a full international.  Yugoslavia’s players did not 
receive their caps for this game.
Two of Hong Kong’s goals were scored by Zeljko Gavrilovic, a Yugoslav playing in 
that territory. Yugoslavians were shut down by a fellow countryman.  Most of Hong 
Kong’s players were foreigners.  They fielded a league all-star team.  

EURO 2000
Yugoslav squad for the 2000 European Soccer Championship:
Dejan Savicevic missed the tournament because of injury.  It would have been his 
only chance to play at the Europeans. He previously played at two World Cups and 
was a star player for Red Star Belgrade and AC Milan, winning European titles with 
both clubs.
Goalkeepers:  
Ivica Kralj (PSV Eindhoven, Holland), Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spain), Milorad 
Korac (Obilic Belgrade; replaced injured Aleksandar Kocic)
Defenders: 
Ivan Dudic (Benfica Lisbon, Portugal), Slobodan Komljenovic (Kaiserslautern, 
Germany), Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, Spain), Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Italy), 
Nisa Saveljic (Bordeaux, France), Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star Belgrade), Goran 
Djorovic (Celta Vigo, Spain)
Midfielders: Slavisa Jokanovic (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Vladimir Jugovic 
(Inter Milan, Italy), Albert Nadj (Real Oviedo, Spain), Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, 
Italy), Jovan Stankovic (Mallorca, Spain), Ljubinko Drulovic (Porto, Portugal), 
Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya, Japan), Dejan Govedarica (RKC Waalwijk, Holland)
Forwards: 
Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Italy), Savo Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spain), 
Darko Kovacevic (Juventus, Italy), Mateja Kezman (Partizan Belgrade)

#564, Charleroi (Bel), Pays de Charleroi, June 13, Euro 2000 first round, 
attendance: 15,000, referee: Vitor Manuel Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Yugoslavia – Slovenia 3-3 (0-1)
YUG: Ivica Kralj 33, Ivan Dudic 4, Albert Nadj 33, Miroslav Djukic 38, Sinisa 
Mihajlovic 43, Slavisa Jokanovic 53, Dejan Stankovic 22 (Dragan Stojkovic 79), 
Vladimir Jugovic 36, Ljubinko Drulovic 28, Predrag Mijatovic 50 (Mateja Kezman 4), 
Darko Kovacevic 38 (Savo Milosevic 48) – coach Vujadin Boskov 42
SLO: Dabanovic, Milinovic, Milanic, Galic, Novak, Ceh, Zahovic, Pavlin (Pavlovic), 
Karic (Osterc), Rudonja, Udovic (Acimovic)
Goals: Milosevic (67’, 73’), Drulovic (70’); Zahovic (23’, 57’), Pavlin (52’)
Booked: Pavlin (Slo)
Sent off: Mihajlovic (Yug)
Slovenia was shockingly leading 3-0 before the favoured Yugoslavs scored three 
goals, tied the game and survived the shipwreck.  And it all happened just 30 km 
at Waterloo, where Napoleon’s military adventures came to an end.  It is also 
interesting that two Slovenian players, Milanic and Novak, used to play for 
Yugoslavia prior to 1992.  Slovenian coach Srecko Katanec excelled as a player 
for old Yugoslavia at the 1990 World Cup, where the team took 5th place.

#565, Liege (Bel), Sclessin Stadium, June 18, Euro 2000 first round, referee: 
Hugh Dallas (Scotland), attendance: 27,000
Yugoslavia – Norway 1-0 (1-0)
YUG: Ivica Kralj 34, Goran Djorovic 43, Miroslav Djukic 39, Nisa Saveljic 30, 
Slobodan Komljenovic 20, Slavisa Jokanovic 54 (Dejan Govedarica 26), Vladimir 
Jugovic 37, Predrag Mijatovic 51 (Mateja Kezman 5), Savo Milosevic 49, Dragan 
Stojkovic 80 (Albert Nadj 34), Ljubinko Drulovic 29 – coach Vujadin Boskov 43
NOR: Myhre, Heggem (Bjornebye), Eggen, Bragstad, Bergdolmo, Bakke (Strand), 
Skammelsrud, Mykland, Iversen (Alieu), Solskjaer, Flo
Goal: Milosevic (8’)
Booked: Jokanovic, Jugovic, Drulovic, Nadj; Mykland, Bakke
Sent off: Kezman
Although the victory was minimal, Yugoslavia finally showed its true class by 
controlling the game.  One controversy was a questionable ejection of Mateja 
Kezman.  A little known British boy band named itself “Kezman” “after a Yugoslav 
football player that was sent off right after he got into the game”. Or something 
like that.

#566, Bruges (Bel), Jan Breydel Stadium, June 21, Euro 2000 first round, 
attendance: 23,000, referee: Gilles Veissiere (France)
Spain – Yugoslavia 4-3 (1-1)
YUG: Ivica Kralj 35, Slobodan Komljenovic 21, Miroslav Djukic 40, Sinisa 
Mihajlovic 44, Goran Djorovic 44 (Jovan Stankovic 9), Slavisa Jokanovic 55, 
Vladimir Jugovic 38 (Dejan Govedarica 27), Dragan Stojkovic 81(Nisa Saveljic 31),
Ljubinko Drulovic 30, Savo Milosevic 50, Predrag Mijatovic 52 – coach Vujadin 
Boskov 44
SPA: Canizares, Salgado (Munitis), Abelardo Fernandez, Paco (Urzaiz), Sergi 
Barjuan, Mendieta, Guardiola, Helguera, Gonzalez (Etxeberria), Munoz, Raul
Goals: Milosevic (30’), Govedarica (51’), Komljenovic (75’); Alfonso (39’, 90’), 
Mendieta (90’ penalty), Munitis (52’)
booked: Komljenovic, Saveljic, Stankovic, Stojkovic; Sergi
sent off: Jokanovic 63 (second yellow)
Spain pulled off a miracle after scoring twice in the injury time (the game was 
extended for 9 minutes) and winning the match. Nevertheless, both teams got 
through to the quarterfinals!

Table

1.Spain                 3  2 0 1   6- 5  6
2.Yugoslavia            3  1 1 1   7- 7  4
3.Norway                3  1 1 1   1- 1  4
4.Slovenia              3  0 2 1   4- 5  2

#567, Rotterdam (Hol), Rotterdam de Kuip, June 25, Euro 2000 quarterfinals, 
attendance: 51,504, referee: Jose Garcia Aranda (Spa)
HOL: Edwin van der Sar (Sander Westerveld), Paul Bosvelt, Jaap Stam, 
Frank de Boer, Arthur Numan, Phillip Cocu, Edgar Davids, Marc Overmars, 
Dennis Bergkamp, Boudewijn Zenden (Ronald de Boer), Patrick Kluivert 
(Roy Makaay)
YUG: Ivica Kralj 36, Slobodan Komljenovic 22, Miroslav Djukic 41, Sinisa 
Mihaijlovic 45, Nisa Saveljic 32 (Jovan Stankovic 10), Dejan Govedarica 28, 
Vladimir Jugovic 39, Dragan Stojkovic 82 (Dejan Stankovic 23), Ljubinko 
Drulovic 31 (Darko Kovacevic 39), Savo Milosevic 51, Pedrag Mijatovic 52 – 
coach Vujadin Boskov 45
Goals: Kluivert (24’, 38’, 54’), Govedarica (51’ og), Overmars (78’, 90’); 
Milosevic (90’)
Booked: Bosvelt
Frustration took its toll on the Yugoslavs. With many of its players in their 
early thirties, it marked the end of a talented generation. Due to political 
circumstances, it took a long time for this crop of players to play in the final 
rounds of the European championship. Red Star Belgrade was the club champion of 
Europe and the world in 1991 and the national team qualified for the 1992 European
 championship in Sweden. Four days before the championship, Yugoslavia was banned 
from the tournament due to UN sanctions. It was replaced by Denmark who went 
on to win the championship! A great generation missed a great opportunity. Due 
to sanctions, Yugoslavia also missed the World Cup 1994 and Euro 1996. They 
finally appeared at the 1998 World Cup, but most of those players were already 
in their late 20’s and early 30’s. They were lucky to reach the second round 
since they were no longer in form. Yugoslavia finally got to Euro 2000. A 6-1 
trash by Holland in the quarterfinals ended the journey of a lost generation 
that never lived up to its full potential. We can be satisfied with the fact 
that we reached the quarterfinals.
Vujadin Boskov was the tournament’s oldest coach at the age of 70. He was the 
leading Yugoslav defensive player at the 1954 and 1958 World Cups, reaching the 
quarterfinals. He was also among the first Yugoslav post-World War II players 
to play abroad, in Italy, where he was later successful as a coach. This was 
not his first spell as a national team coach. He also coached his country at 
the 1970-72 European campaign, where the old Yugoslavia eliminated the great 
Dutch team in the qualifying round before bowing out to USSR in the quarterfinals 
(0-0, 0-3). 
Dragan Stojkovic “Piksi” was the only player remaining from the Euro’84 team. 
Lothar Matthaus (Germany), Georghe Hagi (Romania), Michael Laudrup (Denmark) 
also played at that championship.
Savo Milosevic and the Dutchman Patrick Kluivert both scored the largest number
of goals in the tournament (5 each), but Milosevic was awarded the goalscoring 
prize (the Golden Boot) because he had one game less.
Ilija Petkovic took over as the national team coach after this championship. 
He was coached by Boskov when he played at Euro’72 campaign and was one of 
leading players for Yugoslavia at the 1974 World Cup where we made it to the 
quarterfinals.


#568, Belfast (NIR), Windsor Park, August 16, friendly, attendance: 6,080, 
referee: Young (Scotland)
Northern Ireland – Yugoslavia 1-2 (1-0)
YUG: Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spa) 5, Ivan Dudic (Benfica, Por) 5, Predrag 
Djordjevic 5 (Olympiakos, Gre), Spira Grujic (Twente, Hol) 1 [Milan Obradovic 
(Obilic) 1], Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 7, Nenad Grozdic (Vitesse, Hol) 11 
[Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 1], Nenad Sakic (Sampdoria, Ita) 3, Predrag Mijatovic 
(Fiorentina, Ita) 53, Savo Milosevic (Parma, Ita) 52 [Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, 
Hol) 6], Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 25, Nikola Lazetic Fenerbahce, Tur) 6 – 
coach Ilija Petkovic 1
NIR: Taylor, Nolan, Hughes, Murdock (Griffin), Williams, Whitley, Johnson, 
Magilton, Mulryne (Quinn), Healy, Horlock (Gillespie)
Goals: Kezman (53’), Mijatovic (68’); Healy (45’)

#569, Luxembourg, September 3, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 3,305, referee: 
Shmoklin (Belarus)
Luxembourg – Yugoslavia 0-2 (0-2)
YUG: Zeljko Cicovic (Las Palmas, Spa) 6, Zoran Mirkovic 40 (Fenerbahce, Tur) 40, 
Ivan Dudic (Benfica, Por) 6 [Nenad Sakic (Sampdoria, Ita) 4], Slavisa Jokanovic 
(Deportivo La Coruna, Spa) 56, Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 8, Predrag Djordjevic 
(Olympiakos, Gre) 6, Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 7, Predrag Mijatovic 
(Fiorentina, Ita) 54 [Darko Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita)] 40, Savo Milosevic (Parma, 
Ita) 53, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 26 [Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 2], Ljubinko 
Drulovic 32 – coach Ilija Petkovic 2
Goals: Milosevic (4’), Jokanovic (25’)
The following qualifying matches against Russia and Faroe Islands were postponed 
for spring 2001 because of political events in Yugoslavia.

#570, Bucharest (Rom), Steaua Stadium, November 15, friendly, attendance: 10,000,
referee: Mustafa Kulcu (Turkey)
Romania – Yugoslavia 2-1 (1-0)
ROM: Lobont, Contra (Dumitru), Ciobotariu, Filipescu, Galca (Prodan), Iencsi, 
Codrea (Stoica), Serban (Munteanu), Niculae (Niculescu), Mutu (Borcuan), Rosu
YUG: Aleksandar Kocic (Red Star) 19 [Zarko Lucic (Buducnost Podgorica) 1], Zoran 
Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 41 [Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 9], Dejan Stefanovic 
(Vitesse, Hol) 10, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 7 [Milan Obradovic 
(Obilic) 2], Nenad Sakic (Sampdoria, Ita) 5 [Milivij Cirkovic (Partizan) 1], 
Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 8, Ljubinko Drulovic  (Porto, Por) 33 [Igor 
Duljaj (Partizan) 1], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 55 [Goran Drulic 
(Red Star) 1], Savo Milosevic (Parma, Ita) 54 [Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 8], 
Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 27 [Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 3], Sinisa Mihajlovic 
(Lazio, Ita) 47 – coach Ilija Petkovic 3
Goals: Serban (3’), Barcauan (88’); Mihajlovic (85’)
Booked: Prodan, Mutu; Mirkovic, Stefanovic, Sakic, Milosevic, Mihajlovic

#571, Xanthi (Gre), December 13, friendly, attendance: 2,100, referee: Metin 
Tokat (Turkey)
Greece – Yugoslavia 1-1 (0-1)
GRE: Nikopolidis (Katergianakis), Lakis (Mavrogenidis), Venetidis (Fyssas),
Vokolos, Amanatidis, Ouzounidis, Mbasinas, Pasatzoglou (Akis), Zikos, 
Lymberopoulos (Nalitzis), Karagounis (Konstantinidis), Georgiadis
YUG: Aleksandar Kocic (Red Star) 20, Milivoj Cirkovic (Partizan) 2 [Petar 
Djenic (Radnicki Nish) 1], Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 1, Vuk 
Rasovic (Partizan) 8 [Nenad Lalatovic (Red Star) 1], Goran Bunjevcevic (Red 
Star) 10, Milan Obradovic (Obilic) 3 [Dusan Petkovic (OFK Belgrade) 1], Igor 
Duljaj (Partizan) 2, Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 4 [Goran Trobok (Partizan) 1], Goran 
Drulic (Red Star) 2 [Sasa Simonovic (Obilic) 1], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, 
Gre) 8, Mihajlo Pjanovic (Red Star) 1 [Igor Gluscevic (Utrecht, Hol) 1] – coach 
Ilija Petkovic 4
Goals: Mbasinas (8’, og), Vokolos (85’)
Eight players played for the national team for the first time (including the 
coach’s son Dusan Petkovic), while the Greeks fielded their best team.


2001

* #572 New Delhi, India, January 14, Millenium Cup first round
Yugoslavia – Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-1 (0-0)
Goals: Beslija for Bosnia (75’), Dusan Petkovic for Yugoslavia (87’)
YUG: Zarko Lucic (Buducnost Podgorica) 1, Vuk Rasovic (Partizan) 4, Milivoje 
Cirkovic (Partizan) 3, Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 3, Goran Trobok (Partizan) 2 
[Boris Vaskovic (Sartid Smederevo) 1], Dusan Petkovic (OFK Belgrade) 2, Jovan 
Tanasijevic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1, Dragoljub Jeremic (Partizan) 1, Dejan 
Osmanovic (Hajduk Kula) 1 [Igor Bogdanovic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1], Vladimir 
Ivic (Partizan) 1 [Dejan Radjenovic (OFK Belgrade) 1], Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 5 
– coach Ilija Petkovic 5

* #573 New Delhi, India, January 16, Millenium Cup first round
Yugoslavia – Bangladesh 4-1 (2-1)
Goals: Sasa Ilic (2), Rasovic, Trobok for Yugoslavia; Hussain for Bangladesh
YUG: Sasa Stevanovic (OFK Belgrade) 1, Vuk Rasovic (Partizan) 5, Milivoje 
Cirkovic (Partizan) 4, Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 4, Goran Trobok (Partizan) 3, 
Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 6, Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 2, Dusan Petkovic (OFK 
Belgrade) 3, Milos Kruscic (Zemun) 1 [Vladan Kostic (Sutjeska Niksic) 1], Igor 
Bogdanovic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 2 [Dejan Osmanovic (Hajduk Kula) 2], Milan 
Belic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1 [Ivan Ilic (Radnicki Nish) 1] –coach Ilija Petkovic 6

* #574 Goa, India, January 20, Millenium Cup quarterfinals
Yugoslavia – Romania 2-0 (2-0)
YUG: Zarko Lucic (Buducnost Podgorica) 2, Milivoje Cirkovic (Partizan) 5 [Boris 
Vaskovic (Sartid) 2], Dragoljub Jeremic (Partizan) 2, Vuk Rašovic (Partizan) 6,
Dusan Petkovic (OFK Belgrade) 4, Ivan Ilic (Radnicki Nish) 2], Goran Trobok 
(Partizan) 4 [Dejan Radenovic (OFK Belgrade) 2], Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 5, 
Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 3 [Vladan Kostic (Sutjeska) 2], Igor Bogdanovic 
(Vojvodina Novi Sad) 3, Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 7 – coach Ilija Petkovic 7
Goals: Sasa Ilic (32’) and Igor Bogdanovic (43’)
Yugoslavia’s keeper Zarko Lucic missed the penalty.

* #575 Calcutta, India, January 23, Millenium Cup semifinals, attendance: 20,000
Yugoslavia – Japan 1-0
YUG: Zarko Lucic (Buducnost Podgorica) 3, Jovan Tanasijevic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 
2, Dragoljub Jeremic (Partizan) 3, Vuk Rašovic (Partizan) 7, Dusan Petkovic (OFK 
Belgrade) 5, Ivan Ilic (Radnicki Nish) 3, Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 6, Goran Trobok 
(Partizan) 5, Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 8 [Vladan Kostic (Sutjeska) 3], Igor Bogdanovic
(Vojvodina Novi Sad) 4, Milan Belic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 2, Vladimir Ivic 
(Partizan) 4 [Boris Vaskovic (Sartid) 3] – coach Ilija Petkovic 8
Goal: Igor Duljaj

* #576 Calcutta, India, January 25, Millenium Cup final, attendance: 15,000
Yugoslavia – Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-0 (2-0)
YUG: Zarko Lucic (Buducnost Podgorica) 4 [Vojin Prole (Zeleznik Belgrade) 1], 
Vuk Rasovic (Partizan) 8, Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 7, Ivan Ilic (Radnicki Nish) 4, 
Goran Trobok (Partizan) 6, Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 5 [Dejan Osmanovic (Hajduk 
Kula) 3], Dusan Petkovic (OFK Belgrade) 6, Boris Vaskovic (Sartid) 4 [Milos 
Kruscic (Zemun) 2], Jovan Tanasijevic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 3, Igor Bogdanovic 
(Vojvodina Novi Sad) 5, Dragoljub Jeremic (Partizan) 4 – coach Ilija Petkovic 9
BOS: Guso, Joldic, Papac (Veric), Rizic, Nedic, Ikanovic, Kavazovic (Ozren), Hota,
Muharemovic, Adzem, Seferovic
Goals: Duljaj (7’), Bogdanovic (45’)
Yugoslavia won the Millenium Cup tournament in India. However, these matches were 
not considered official internationals since the Yugoslavs a sort of fielded a 
Yugoslav League All-Star team rather than an “A” team. But players were awarded 
caps for these games.
The coach Ilija Petkovic decided to quit his job because he claimed that there 
was a lot of corruption in the Yugoslav Football Federation. Milovan Djoric 
(formerly under-21 coach) took over for the following World Cup qualifying games. 
As a player, Djoric was a regular with Red Star Belgrade and made 1 appearance 
for the national team. 

#577, Belgrade, Partizan Stadium, March 24, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 
35,000, referee: Karl Erik Nilsson (Sweden)
Yugoslavia – Switzerland 1-1 (0-0)
YUG: Aleksandar Kocic (Red Star, 20), Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 8 
[Darko Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita) 41], Milan Obradovic (Obilic) 4, Miroslav Djukic 
(Valencia, Spa) 42, Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 5 [Dejan Stefanovic (Vitesse, 
Hol) 11], Vladimir Jugovic (Inter, Ita) 40, Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 9, Savo 
Milosevic Parma, Ita) 55, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 28 (Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 
6], Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 48 – coach Milovan Djoric 1
SWI: Pascolo, Zellweger, Yvan, Henchoz, Muller, Vogel, Lombardo (Bullmann), Lonfat,
Yakin, Fournier, Chapuisat (Vega)
Goals: Mihajlovic (68’), Chapuisat (84’)
Booked: Jugovic; Henchos
Sent off: Swiss coach Enzo Trossero

#578, Ljubljana (Slo), March 28, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 9,000, referee: 
Dick Jol (Holland)
Slovenia – Yugoslavia 1-1 (0-1)
SLO: Simeunovic, Gajser (Acimovic), Vugdalic, Bulajic, Knavs, Novak, Ceh, Osterc 
(Cimerotic), Zahovic, Pavlin (Pavlovic), Rudonja
YUG: Aleksandar Kocic (Red Star) 21, Milan Obradovic (Obilic) 5, Dejan Stefanovic
(Vitesse, Hol) 12, Slavisa Jokanovic 57 (Chelsea, Eng)[Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 8], 
Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 43, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 8, Nikola 
Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 6, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 9, Savo 
Milosevic (Parma, Ita) 56 [Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 7], Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, 
Hol 10) [Goran Drulic (Red Star) 3], Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 49 – coach 
Milovan Djoric 2
Goals: Milosevic (32’); Zahovic (90’)
Booked: Gajser, Ceh, Vugdalic (Slovenia), Jokanovic, Djordjevic, Djukic and 
Krstajic (Yugoslavia)

#579,Belgrade, April 25, Red Star Stadium, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 48,000, referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria)
Yugoslavia – Russia 0-1 (0-1)
YUG: Sasa Ilic (Charlton, Eng) 2, Ivan Dudic (Benfica, Por) 7, Mladen Krstajic 9 
[Dejan Stefanovic (Vitesse, Hol) 13], Slavisa Jokanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 57, Miroslav
Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 44, Goran Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 10, Nikola Lazetic 
(Fenerbahce, Tur) 7, Ivan Tomic (Alaves, Spa) 2, Goran Drulic (Red Star) 4 [Dejan 
Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 29], Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 11 [Predrag Djordjevic 
(Olympiakos, Gre) 10, Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 50 – coach Milovan Djoric 3
RUS: Nigmatullin, Kovtun, Drozdov (Tetradze), Alenichev, Gusev, Chugainov, Onopko, 
Khokhlov, Titov, Fedkov (Beschastnykh), Mostrovoi
Goal: Beschastnykh (32’)
Booked: Jokanovic, Djordjevic; Drozdov, Onopko
After two ties and a loss to teams that were weaker than us, coach Milovan Djoric 
was urged by the fans to resign. He responded by saying that he will quit if 
Yugoslavia doesn’t qualify for the 2002 World Cup. He also said “I will leave when 
I will want to, I have not finished my job yet.”  This made him the butt of jokes. 
Djoric was forced to resign anyway. A three-man coaching commission was appointed 
to lead the national team for the rest of the qualifiers: Vujadin Boskov, Ivan 
Curkovic, and Dejan Savicevic. Savicevic quit the international scene after being 
injured prior to Euro 2000. This is Boskov’s third time as a national team coach. 
Ivan Curkovic had been a famous goalkeeper for Partizan Belgrade and later St. 
Etienne (France) in the 1960’s and 1970’s, reaching the European Champions’ Cup 
finals with both. He made a number of appearances for the national team as well.

#580, Moscow (Rus), June 2, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 60,000, referee: 
Herbert Fandel (Germany)
Russia – Yugoslavia 1-1 (1-1)
RUS: Nigmatulin, Khokhlov, Chugainov, Smertin, Alenichev, Kovtun, Onopko, Karpin,
Titov, Mostovoi, Beschastnykh (Buznikin)
YUG: Radovan Radakovic (Partizan) 1, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 42 [Goran 
Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 11], Goran Djorovic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 45, Milan Obradovic 
(Obilic) 6, Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 45, Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz, Aut) 1,
Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 8 [Ljubinko Drulovic (Porto, Portugal) 34], 
Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 56 [Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 12], Savo 
Milosevic (Parma, Ita) 57, Ivan Tomic (Alaves, Spa) 3, Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, 
Ita) 51 – coaches Dejan Savicevic 1, Vujadin Boskov 46, Ivan Curkovic 1
Goals: Kovtun (25’); Mijatovic (32’)
Booked: Kovtun, Mostrovoi; Djukic

#581, Toftir (FRO), June 6, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 4,000, referee: 
Jaroslav Jara (Czech Republic)
Faroe Islands – Yugoslavia 0-6 (0-2)
YUG: Radovan Radakovic (Partizan) 2, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 43 [Goran 
Bunjevcevic (Red Star) 12], Goran Djorovic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 46, Mateja Kezman 
(Eindhoven, Hol) 13, Ljubinko Drulovic (Porto, Portugal) 35 [Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 
9], Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz, Aut) 2, Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 9 [Milan 
Obradovic (Obilic) 7], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 57, Savo Milosevic 
(Parma, Ita) 58, Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 52, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 
30 – coaches Dejan Savicevic 2, Vujadin Boskov 47, Ivan Curkovic 2 
Goals: Milosevic (18’, 64’), Kezman (27’, 82’, 90’), D. Stankovic (50’)
Booked: Hansen (FRO); Stankovic, Mijatovic (Yug) 

#582, Tokyo (Jap), June 28, Kirin Cup, attendance: 21,213, referee: Masayoshi 
Okada (Jap)
Yugoslavia – Paraguay 0-2 (0-1)
YUG: Ivica Kralj (Eindhoven, Hol) 37 [Sasa Stevanovic (OFK Belgrade) 2],  Boban 
Dmitrovic (GAK Graz, Aut) 3 [Aleksandar Zivkovic (Jubilo Iwata, Jap) 1], Vuk 
Rasovic (Partizan) 14, Dusan Petkovic (OFK Belgrade) 7, Sasa Zoric (Red Star) 1, 
Milivoje Cirkovic (Partizan) 6 [Petar Divic (OFK Belgrade) 1], Dejan Ognjanovic 
(Partizan) 1 [Milan Dudic (Cukaricki Belgrade) 1], Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya, Jap) 
83 [Radovan Krivokapic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1], Damir Cakar (Partizan) 2, Goran 
Trobok (Partizan) 7 [Dejan Radjenovic (OFK Belgrade) 3], Igor Bogdanovic (Red 
Star) 6 – coaches Vujadin Boskov 48, Dejan Savicevic 3, Ivan Curkovic 3
PAR: Chilavert, Isasi (Zelaya), J. D. Caceres, Caniza, Sanabria, Esteche 
(Espinola), Enciso, Morinigo (Amarilla), Robles (Cuevas), Gavilan, M. Caceres
(Ferreira)
Goals: J. D. Caceres (39’), Ferreira (83’)

#583, Oita (Jap), July 4, Kirin Cup, attendance: 38,000, referee: Vijay Rahman 
(Singapore)
Japan – Yugoslavia 1-0 (1-0)
JAP: Kawaguchi, Matsuda (Miyamoto), Morioka (Ito), Nakata, Inamoto, Morishima, 
Toda, Hato, Ono (Hattori), Yanagisawa (Nakayama), Suzuki (Kubo)
YUG: Sasa Stevanovic (OFK Belgrade) 3 [Predrag Ristovic (Zemun) 1], Vuk Rasovic 
(Partizan) 15 [Damir Cakar (Partizan) 3], Dejan Ognjanovic (Partizan) 2, Milan 
Dudic (Cukaricki Belgrade) 2, Dusan Petkovic (OFK Belgrade) 8 [Milivoje Cirkovic 
(Partizan) 7], Sasa Zoric (Red Star) 2, Goran Trobok (Partizan) 8 [Dejan 
Radenovic (OFK Belgrade) 4], Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya, Jap) 84, Petar Divic 
(OFK Belgrade) 2, Igor Bogdanovic (Red Star) 7 [Borislav Stevanovic (Rad 
Belgrade) 1], Aleksandar Zivkovic (Jubilo Iwata, Jap) 2 – coaches Vujadin 
Boskov 49, Dejan Savicevic 4, Ivan Curkovic 4
Goal: Inamoto (21’)
Yugoslavia won the third and last place at Kirin Cup. Japan won. This game was 
the last international match for Dragan Stojkovic “Piksi”. He collected 84 caps, 
just one less than Dragan Dzajic. Had there not been UN sports sanctions, he would
have been a record holder for Yugoslavia in number of international matches played. 
He spent the last seven years of his career playing for Nagoya Grampus Eight in 
Japan. His previous clubs include Radnicki Nish and Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia),
Olympique Marseille (France), Verona (Italy). He reached the European Champions 
Cup final with Olympique 1991 (lost in the final against his former team mates 
at Red Star!) and won the competition in 1993. Stojkovic’s international debut 
came at 18, in 1983 against France (0-0) and played at the 1990 and 1998 World 
Cups as well as the 1984 and 2000 European Championships. He won the bronze medal 
at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

#584, Belgrade, August 15, Red Star Stadium, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 
20,000, referee: Jorge Monteiro Coroado (Portugal)
Yugoslavia – Faroe Islands 2-0 (1-0)
YUG: Ivica Kralj (Eindhoven, Hol) 38, Goran Djorovic (Deportivo La Coruna, Spa) 44,
Ivan Tomic (Roma, Ita) 4, Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 46, Boban Dmitrovic 
(GAK Graz, Aut) 3 [Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 11], Mateja Kezman 
(Eindhoven, Hol) 14, Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 58, Savo Milosevic 
(Parma, Ita) 59 [Darko Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita) 42], Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, 
Tur) 47, Ljubinko Drulovic (Benfica, Por) 36 [Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 10],
Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 53 – coaches Vujadin Boskov 50, Dejan Savicevic 5, 
Ivan Curkovic 5 
FRO: Jakup Mikelsen, Oli Johanessen, Jens Kristian Hansen, Johan Byrial Hansen, 
Hans Frodi Hansen, Ossur Hansen, Frodi Benjaminsen (Rogvi Jacobsen), Julian 
Johnsson, Jakup Borg, John Peterssen (Suni Olsen), Christian H. Jaccobsen (Kurt 
Morkore)
Goals: Mihajlovic (23’), Djukic (86’)
Booked: F. Benjaminsen, O. Johanessen, K. Morkore, O. Hansen (Faroe Islands)

#585, Basel (Swi), September 1, St. Jacob Stadium, World Cup qualifier, 
attendance: 26,000
Switzerland – Yugoslavia 1-2 (1-1)
SWI: Pascolo, Zellweger (Frei), Murat Yakin, Mueller, Berner, Sesa (Chapuisat), 
Vogel, Fournier, Comisetti (Sforza), Hakan Yakin 
YUG:  Ivica Kralj (Eindhoven, Hol) 39, Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 47, Zoran 
Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 48, Miladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 10, Nikola Lazetic 
(Fenerbahce, Tur) 11 [Ljubinko Drulovic (Benfica, Por) 37], Predrag Djordjevic 
(Olympiakos, Gre) 12, Slavisa Jokanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 58, Boban Dmitrovic (GAK 
Graz, Aut) 4, Savo Milosevic (Parma, Ita) 60, [Darko Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita) 
43], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 59, [Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita)] 30, 
Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 15 – coaches Vujadin Boskov 51, Dejan Savicevic 6, 
Ivan Curkovic 6
Goals: H. Yakin (25’); Milosevic (38’), Krstajic (74’)
Booked: H. Yakin; Mirkovic
Sent off: H. Yakin

#586, Belgrade, September 5, Partizan Stadium, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 
27,000
Yugoslavia – Slovenia 1-1 (0-1)
YUG: Ivica Kralj (Eindhoven, Hol) 40, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 11 [Ivan 
Gvozdenovic (Red Star) 1], Goran Djorovic (Deportivo La Coruna, Spa) 45, Slavisa 
Jokanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 59, Miroslav Djukic (Valencia, Spa) 48, Boban Dmitrovic 
(GAK Graz, Aut) 5, Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 12 [Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, 
Ita) 31], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 60, Savo Milosevic (Parma, Ita) 61, 
Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 13, Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 16 [Darko 
Kovacevic (Juventus, Ita) 44] – coaches Vujadin Boskov 52, Dejan Savicevic 7, 
Ivan Curkovic 7
SLO: Simeunovic (Dabanovic), Milinovic, Galic, Knavs, Ceh, Gajser, Karic, Pavlin, 
Zahovic (Acimovic), Osterc, Rudonja (Cimerotic) 
Goals: Milinovic (10’); Djordjevic (51’)
Booked: Jokanovic, Dmitrovic, Djukic, Gvozdenovic (Yugoslavia); Osterc, Pavlin, 
Karic, Gajser, Acimovic, Ceh (Slovenia)

#587, Belgrade, October 6, Partizan Stadium, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 
5,000, referee: Leslie Irvine (Northern Ireland)
Yugoslavia – Luxembourg 6-2 (1-1)
YUG: Sasa Stevanovic (OFK Belgrade) 4, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 49, Goran 
Djorovic (Deportivo La Coruna) 46 [Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 10], Slavisa Jokanovic 
(Chelsea, Eng) 60, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 12, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, 
Gre) 14, Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 61, Savo Milosevic (Parma, Ita) 62, 
Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 17 [Ivan Tomic (Roma, Ita) 5], Dejan Stankovic 
(Lazio, Ita) 32, Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 13 [Ljubinko Drulovic (Benfica, 
Por) 38] – coaches Vujadin Boskov 53, Dejan Savicevic 8, Ivan Curkovic 8
LUX: Stephane Gillet, Ralph Ferran, Manov Schauls, Frank Deville, Jeff Strasser, 
Jeff Saibene, Rene Peters, Patrick Posing, Marcel Christophe, Manuel Gardeni 
(Manuel Deville), Sacha Shneider (Daniel Theis) 
Goals: Slavisa Jokanovic (19), Predrag Mijatovic (58), Mateja Kezman (61, 71), 
Savo Milosevic (62, 68) for Yugoslavia; Rene Peters (38), Christophe Marcel (52) 
for Luxembourg
Despite the overwhelming win, this game was useless because Yugoslavia failed to 
qualify for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.  Russia and Slovenia 
qualified for the World Cup.

1. Russia         10  7  2  1   18-5    23 
2. Slovenia       10  5  5  0   17-9    20 
3. YUGOSLAVIA     10  5  4  1   22-8    19  
4. Switzerland    10  4  2  4   18-2    14  
5. Faroe Islands  10  2  1  7   6-23     7  
6. Luxembourg     10  0  0 10   4-28     0
Dejan Savicevic became the fully-appointed coach of the national team. Dragan 
Stojkovic retired as a player to become the president of the Yugoslav Football 
Federation. He was also the commentator for the Yugoslav TV at the 2002 World Cup.



2002

#588, Phoenix (USA), February 13, Bowl Park, friendly, attendance: 53,000
Yugoslavia – Mexico 2-1 (2-0)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 1, Nenad Džodic (Montpellier, Fra) 1, Sinisa 
Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 54, Mladen Krstajic (Werder) 13, Boban Dmitrovic (GAK 
Graz, Aut) 6, Slavisa Jokanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 61 [Veljko Paunovic (Mallorca, Spa)
1], Vladimir Jugovic (Monaco, Fra) 41, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 33, Predrag 
Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 62, Savo Miloševic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 63, Mateja 
Kežman (Eindhoven, Hol) 18 – coach Dejan Savicevic 9 
Came in as substitutes: Dragan Žilic (Sartid Smederevo) 2, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo 
Kiev, Ukr) 1, Ognjen Koroman (Dynamo Moscow, Rus) 1, Dejan Stefanovic (Vitesse, 
Hol) 14, Nenad Mladenovic (Obilic Belgrade) 1
Goals: Kezman (33’), Milosevic (44’) for YUG; Mendosa (74’) for MEX
Sent off: Stankovic

#589, Fortaleza (Bra), March 27, Kastelao Stadium, friendly, attendance: 57,000, 
referee: Epifanio Gonsales (Paraguay)
Brazil – Yugoslavia 1-0 (0-0)
BRA: Marcos; Lϊcio, Anderson Polga (Denilson), Roque Junior; Cafu, Emerson 
(Kleberson), Gilberto Silva, Ronaldinho (Juninho Paulista), Roberto Carlos 
(Junior); Edνlson (Djalminha) and Ronaldo (Luizao) 
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 2; Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 50, 
Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 55 [Nenad Dzodic (Montpellier, Fra) 2], Mladen 
Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 14, Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 14 [Radovan Krivokapic
(Vojvodina Novi Sad) 4], Slavisa Jokanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 62 [Igor Duljaj 
(Partizan) 10], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 15 [Branko Boskovic (Red 
Star) 1], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 63 [Ognjen Koroman (Dynamo Moscow, 
Rus) 2], Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz, Aut) 7, Savo Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Ita) 
64 [Danko Lazovic (Partizan) 1], Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 19 [Sasa Ilic 
(Partizan) 7] – coach Dejan Savicevic 10
Goal: Luizao (70’)
Yugoslavia has not beaten Brazil since 1934!

#590, Smederevo, April 17, Sartid Stadium, friendly, attendance: 15,000, referee: 
Delce Jakimovski (Macedonia)
Yugoslavia – Lithuania 4-1 (2-1)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 3 [Dragan Zilic (Sartid Smederevo) 3], Zoran 
Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 51, Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz) 8 [Nenad Djordjevic 
(Obilic Belgrade) 1], Dejan Stefanovic (Vitesse, Hol) 15, Mladen Krstajic (Werder,
Ger) 15, Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 11 [Boris Vaskovic (Sartid Smederevo) 5], Nikola 
Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 15 [Ognjen Koroman (Dynamo Moscow, Rus) 3], Sasa Ilic 
(Partizan) 12 [Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 8], Branko Boskovic (Red Star) 2 [Nenad 
Brnovic (Zeta Golubovci) 1], Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 20 [Bojan Brnovic 
(Zeta Golubovci) 1], Mihajlo Pjanovic (Red Star) 2 [ Dragan Bogavac (Red Star) 1] 
– coach Dejan Savicevic 11
Goals: Ilic (16’), Kezman (36’, 76’), B. Brnovic (87’) for YUG; Zhautas for LIT

#591, East Rutherford (USA), May 8, Giants Stadium, friendly, attendance: 36,540, 
referee: Richard Grady (USA)
Ecuador – Yugoslavia 1-0 (0-0)
Goal: Delgado (69’)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 4 [Vukasin Poleksic (Sutjeska Niksic) 1], 
Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 52, Dejan Stefanovic (Vitesse, Hol) 16, Slavisa
Jokanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 63, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 16, Nikola Lazetic 
(Fenerbahce, Tur) 16, Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 64 [Bojan Brnovic 
(Zeta Golubovci) 2], Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 34, Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, 
Ita) 56 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta Golubovci) 2], Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 9 [Ivica 
Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 2]  - coach Dejan Savicevic 12
Booked: Stefanovic, Jokanovic (YUG); Guerron, Aguinaga (ECU)
Sent off: Stefanovic, Stankovic (YUG); Tenorio (ECU)

#592, Moscow (Rus), May 17, Dynamo Moscow Stadium, LG Cup, attendance: 10,000, 
referee: Mailzinskas (Lithuania)
Ukraine – Yugoslavia 2-0 (1-0)
UKR: Shovkovskyi, Parfenov, Nesmachnyi, Fedorov, Vashchuk, Husyn, Popov (Zotov), 
Kormyltsev (Polklonskyi), Shyshchenko (Musolitin), Rebrov (Kolinichenko), Vorobey 
(Skachenko)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 5, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 53, 
Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz) 9 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 3], Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo 
Kiev, Ukr) 2 [Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 3], Mladen Krstajic 
(Werder, Ger) 17, Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 17 [Ognjen Koroman (Dynamo 
Moscow, Rus) 4], Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 13 [Marjan Markovic (Red Star) 1], Savo 
Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 65 [Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 45], 
Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 16 [Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 10], Sinisa 
Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 58, Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 21 [Mihajlo Pjanovic 
(Red Star) 3] – coach Dejan Savicevic 13 
Goals: Popov, Musolytyn 
Booked: Kormyltsev,Nesmachnyi (Ukraine) Mihajlovic, Lazetic, Kovacevic (Yugoslavia)
Sent off: Skachenko (Ukraine) Mihajlovic (Yugoslavia). 

#593, Moscow (Rus), May 19, Dynamo Moscow Stadium, LG Cup, attendance: 9,500, 
referee: Victor Kassai (Hungary)
Russia – Yugoslavia 1-1 after extra time (1-1, 0-0), 5-6 after penalty shoot-outs
RUS: Ruslan Nigmatullin, Yury Nikiforov, Viktor Onopko, Yuri Kovtun, Andrey 
Solomatin (Dmitriy Sennikov), Valery Karpin, Alexander Mostovoi (Igor Semshov, 
Dmitry Alenichev), Alexei Smertin, Yegor Titov (Dmitry Khohlov), Marat Izmailov 
(Alexander Kerzhakov), Vladimir Beschastnykh (Dmitriy Sichev)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 6, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 54, 
Nenad Dzodic (Montpellier, Fra) 3 [Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 14], Marjan Markovic 
(Red Star) 2 [Nikola Lazetic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 18, Mihajlo Pjanovic (Red Star) 4], 
Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 4, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 35 
[Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 17], Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 4 [Goran Gavrancic
(Dynamo Kiev) 3], Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 11 [Ognjen Koroman (Dynamo Moscow, Rus)
5], Predrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 65 [Savo Milosevic (Real Zaragoza, Spa) 
66], Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 46 [Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 22] 
– coach Dejan Savicevic 14
Goals: Dmitriy Sichev 87 for Russia; Darko Kovacevic 54 for Yugoslavia
Penalty shoot-out:  0-0 Pjanovic (hit the bar), 1-0 Karpin, 1-1 Djordjevic, 2-1 
Alenichev, 2-2 Koroman, 2-2 Onopko (Jevric saved), 2-3 Milosevic, 3-3 Sichev, 3-4 
Kezman, 4-4 Nikiforov, 4-5 Ilic, 5-5 Kerzhakov, 5-6 Mirkovic, 5-6 Kovtun (Jevric 
saved)
Yugoslavia finished third at LG Cup. Standings: 1. Belarus 2. Ukraine 3. Yugoslavia 
4. Russia

#594, Sarajevo (Bos), August 21, Koshevo Stadium, friendly, attendance: 10,000, 
referee: Zeljko Siric (Croatia)
Bosnia & Herzegovina – Yugoslavia 0-2 (0-2)
Goals: Krstajic (34’), Kovacevic (41’)
Booked: Hota (Bos)
BOS: Piplica (Tolja), Bešlija, Miškovic (46. Papac), Konjic (Ikanovic), Hibic, 
Krivic (Gredic), Bišcevic (Pelak), Duro (46. Hota), Salihamidžic, Muratovic 
(Halilovic), Bajramovic (Ckaljic)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 7 [Dragan Žilic (Sartid Smederevo) 4], 
Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 55 [Nenad Djordjevic
(Obilic) 2], Sinisa Mihajlovic 59 (Lazio, Ita) [Nenad Džodic (Montpellier, Fra) 4],
Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 18 [Dejan Stefanovic (Vitesse, Hol) 17], Ivica 
Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 5 [Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev) 4], Nikola 
Lazetic (Chievo, Ita) 19 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 5], Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 12 
[Boris Vaskovic (Sartid) 6], Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 36 [Ognjen Koroman 
(Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 6], Predrag Πjordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 19 [Sasa Ilic 
(Partizan) 16], Savo Miloševic (Espanol, Spa) 67 [Mateja Kežman (Eindhoven, Hol) 
23], Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 47 [Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 12] – 
coach Dejan Savicevic 15

#595, Prague (Cze), September 6, Letna Stadium, friendly, attendance: 8,000, 
referee: Paskakov (Rus)
Czech Republic – Yugoslavia 5-0 (2-0)
Goals: Smicer, Ujfalusi (2), Baros (2)
Booked: Vaskovic (Yug)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 8, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 56, 
Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 6 [Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz) 11], 
Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 13, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 19, Goran Bunjevcevic 
(Tottenham, Eng) 14 [Nenad Dzodic (Montpellier, Fra) 5], Nikola Lazetic (Chievo) 
20 [Goran Trobok (Partizan) 9], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 20 [Ognjen 
Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 7], Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 37 [Boris Vaskovic 
(Sartid) 7], Savo Milosevic (Espanol, Spa) 68 [Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 24], 
Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 48 [Mihajlo Pjanovic (Red Star) 5] – coach 
Dejan Savicevic 16

#596, Naples (Ita), October 12, San Paolo Stadium, Euro 2004 qualifier, 
attendance: 55,000, referee: Mejuto Gonzales (Spain)
Italy – Yugoslavia 1-1 (1-1)
ITA: Gianluigi Buffon; Luciano Zauri (Massimo Oddo), Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro 
Nesta, Christian Panucci; Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo (Massimo Ambrosini), 
Damiano Tommasi; Cristiano Doni (Vincenzo Montella); Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro 
Del Piero
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 9, Nemanja Vidic (Red Star) 1, Zoran 
Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 57 [Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 14], Sinisa Mihajlovic 
(Lazio, Ita) 60, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 21, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard 
Liege, Bel) 7, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 38, Nikola Lazetic (Chievo, Ita) 21, 
Goran Trobok (Partizan) 10, Predrag Mijatovic (Levante, Spa) 67 [Mateja Kezman 
(Eindhoven, Hol) 24], Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 49 [Savo Milosevic 
(Espanol, Spa) 69] – Dejan Savicevic 17

#597, Belgrade, October 16, Red Star Stadium, Euro 2004 qualifier, attendance: 
35,000, Referee: Dick van Egmond (Netherlands)
Yugoslavia – Finland 2-0 (0-0)
Booked: Dejan Stankovic, Nemanja Vidic, Darko Kovacevic, Sinisa Mihajlovic (Yug), 
Mika Nurmela, Juha Reini (Fin)
Goals: Darko Kovacevic 55' (1-0), Predrag Mijatovic 84'pen (2-0)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 10, Zoran Njegus (Sevilla, Spa) 5 [Mladen 
Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 22], Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 8, Igor 
Duljaj (Partizan) 15, Nikola Lazetic (Chievo, Ita) 22, Predrag Mijatovic (Levante,
Spa) 68, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 39, Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 61, 
Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 25 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 6], Darko Kovacevic (Real 
Sociedad) 50 [Savo Milosevic (Espanyol, Spa) 70], Nemanja Vidic (Red Star) 2 – 
coach Dejan Savicevic 18
FIN: Antti Niemi, Petri Pasanen (Juha Reini), Janne Saarinen, Sami Hyypiδ, Toni 
Kuivasto, Aki Riihilahti, Mika Nurmela, Teemu Tainio (Shefki Kuqi), Antti Sumiala 
(Jonatan Johansson), Jari Litmanen, Joonas Kolkka 

#598, Saint-Denis (Fra), November 20, Stade de France, friendly, attendance: 
68,000, referee: Eduardo Iturralde Gonzales (Spain)
France – Yugoslavia 3-0 (1-0)
Goals: 1-0 Eric Carriθre (12), 2-0 Eric Carriθre (50), 3-0 Narcisse-Olivier 
Kapo-Obou (70)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 11, Nemanja Vidic (Red Star) 3,
Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 62 [Dejan Stefanovic (Vitesse, Hol) 18], Mladen 
Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 23 [Milan Dudic (Red Star) 3], Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 11 
[Goran Trobok (Partizan) 10], Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 9], Marjan 
Markovic (Red Star) 3, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 40 [Branko Boskovic (Red Star) 
3], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 21 [Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 
8], Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 26, Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 51 
[Savo Milosevic (Espanyol, Spa) 71] – coach Dejan Savicevic 19


2003

#599, Podgorica, February 12, Euro 2004 qualifying, attendance: 8,000, referee: 
Jacek Granat (Poland)
Yugoslavia – Azerbaijan 2-2 (1-0)
Goals: Predrag Mijatovic 33'pen (1-0), Nikola Lazetic 52' (2-0),
Gurban Gurbanov 58' (2-1), Gurban Gurbanov 77' (2-2)
YUG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 12, Nenad Djordevic (Obilic) 3, Goran 
Bunjevcevic (Tottenham, Eng) 15, Milan Dudic (Red Star) 4, Branko Boskovic (Red 
Star) 4, Nikola Lazetic (Lazio, Ita) 23 [Marjan Markovic (Red Star) 4, Predrag 
Mijatovic (Levante, Spa) 69 [Danijel Ljuboja (Strasbourg, Fra) 1], Savo Milosevic 
(Espanyol, Spa) 72, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 41, Zvonimir Vukic (Partizan) 1, 
Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 27 [Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 17] – coach Dejan 
Savicevic 20
AZE: Jahangir Hasanzade, Tarlan Akhmedov, Emin Guliyev, Kamal Guliyev, Rashad 
Sadikhov, Farrukh Ismaylov (Ruslan Musayev), Makhmud Gurbanov (Fizuli Mamedov), 
Khagani Mammadov, Gurban Gurbanov, Emin Imamaliyev, Samir Aliyev (Ramiz Mamedov) 
– coach Asker Abdullayev
Booked: Rashad Sadikhov, Farrukh Ismaylov, Jahangir Hasanzade (Aze)
On February 24, 2003, Yugoslavia officially changed its name to “Serbia & 
Montenegro” and began competing under that name.

#600, Krusevac, March 27, friendly, attendane: 10,000, referee: Sasa Lazarevski 
(Macedonia)
Serbia & Montenegro – Bulgaria 1-2 (1-1)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 13 [Dragan Zilic (Sartid) 5], Zoran Mirkovic 
(Fenerbahce, Tur) 58, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 10, Goran Gavrancic
(Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 5, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 42 [Nenad Djordjevic (Obilic) 4], 
Nikola Malbasa (Partizan) 1, Goran Trobok (Partizan) 11 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 7], 
Savo Milosevic (Espanyol, Spa) 73 [Danijel Ljuboja (Strasbourg, Fra) 2], Zvonimir V
ukic (Partizan) 2 [Nikola Lazetic (Lazio, Ita) 24], Nenad Kovacevic (Buducnost 
Podgorica) 1 [Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 18], Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 52 
[Bojan Brnovic (Zeta) 3] – coach Dejan Savicevic 21
Goals: Petrov, Todorov (Bul); Kovacevic (SCG)
Booked: Predrad Pazin (Bul), Nenad Brnovic (SCG)
Predrag Pazin is Serbian, but obtained Bulgarian citizenship after he began 
playing in that country’s football league in 1999. He played for Partizan 
Belgrade before that.

#601, Bremen (Ger), April 30, friendly, attendance: 26,000, referee: Frank de 
Bleeckere (Belgium)
Germany – Serbia & Montenegro 1-0 (0-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 14, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 59 
[Nikola Lazetic (Lazio, Ita) 25], Nemanja Vidic (Red Star) 4, Dejan Stefanovic 
(Vitesse, Hol) 19, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 24, Nenad Kovacevic (Buducnost 
Podgorica) 2 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 8], Nikola Malbasa (Partizan) 2 [Jovan 
Markoski (Zeleznik Belgrade) 1], Goran Trobok (Partizan) 12 [Ivica Iliev 
(Partizan) 1], Savo Milosevic (Espanyol, Spa) 74, Zvonimir Vukic (Partizan) 3 
[Branko Boskovic (Red Star) 5], Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 1 [Predrag 
Mijatovic (Levante, Spa) 70] – coach Dejan Savicevic 22
Goal: Kehl (Ger)
Booked: Malbasa, Milosevic

#602, Leicester (Eng), June 3, friendly, attendance: 32,000, referee: Paul 
Allaerts (Belgium)
England – Serbia & Montenegro 2-1 (1-1)
ENG: David James; Danny Mills (Jamie Carragher), Matthew Upson (Gareth Barry), 
Gareth Southgate (John Terry), Ashley Cole; Steven Gerrard (Jermaine Jenas), Paul 
Scholes (Owen Hargreaves), Phil Neville (James Beattie), Frank Lampard (Joe Cole);
Emile Heskey (Darius Vassell), Michael Owen, (Wayne Rooney)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 15 [Dragan Zilic (Sartid) 6]; Zoran Mirkovic
(Fenerbahce, Tur) 60 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 9], Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz) 12 
[Goran Trobok (Partizan) 13], Nemanja Vidic (Red Star) 5, Dejan Stefanovic 
(Vitesse, Hol) 20 [Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 25], Nenad Kovacevic (Buducnost 
Podgorica) 3 [Nikola Malbasa (Partizan) 3], Zvonimir Vukic (Partizan) 4 [Nenad 
Djordjevic (Obilic) 5], Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 2 [Savo Milosevic 
(Espanyol, Spa) 75], Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 19 [Branko Boskovic (Red Star) 6], 
Slobodan Markovic (Zeleznik Belgrade) 1 [Zoran Njegus (Sevilla, Spa) 6], Sasa 
Ilic (Partizan) 15 [Predrag Mijatovic (Levante, Spa) 71] – coach Dejan Savicevic 
23
Goals: Gerrard, A. Cole (Eng); Jestrovic (SCG)

#603, Helsinki (Fin), June 7, Olympic Stadium, Euro 2004 qualifying, attendance: 
30,000, referee: Claude Colombo (France)
Finland – Serbia & Montenegro 3-0 (2-0)
Goals: Sami Hyypiδ 19' (1-0), Joonas Kolkka 45' (2-0), Mikael Forssell 56' (3-0)
FIN: Jussi Jδδskelδinen, Petri Pasanen, Janne Saarinen, Sami Hyypiδ, Hannu 
Tihinen, Simo Valakari, Mika Nurmela (Aki Riihilahti), Mika Vδyrynen, Mikael 
Forssell (Shefki Kuqi), Jari Litmanen, Joonas Kolkka (Peter Kopteff) – coach 
Antti Muurinen
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 16, Zoran Mirkovic (Fenerbahce, Tur) 61 
[Nenad Kovacevic (Buducnost Podgorica) 4], Boban Dmitrovic (GAK Graz, Aut) 13, 
Nemanja Vidic (Red Star) 6, Predrag Mijatovic (Levante, Spa) 72 [Nenad Jestrovic 
(Anderlecht, Bel) 3], Savo Milosevic (Espanyol, Spa) 76 [Zvonimir Vukic 
(Partizan) 5], Sinisa Mihajlovic (Lazio, Ita) 63, Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 20, 
Marjan Markovic (Zeleznik Belgrade) 2, Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 53,
Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 26 – coach Dejan Savicevic 24
Booked: Simo Valakari (Fin), Boban Dmitrovic and Marjan Markovic (SCG)
Sent off: Sinisa Mihajlovic (SCG)

#604, Baku (Aze), June 11, Shafa Stadium, Euro 2004 qualifying, attendance: 
20,000, referee: Erik Fisker (Denmark)
Azerbaijan – Serbia & Montenegro 2-1 (0-1)
AZE: Dmitri Kramarenko, Ermin Agaev (Zaur Tagizade), Aslan Kerimov, Tarlan 
Akhmedov, Emin Guliyev, Kamal Guliyev, Makhmud Gurbanov, Gurban Gurbanov (Ilkham 
Yadullayev), Rashad Sadikhov, Samir Aliyev, Ruslan Musayev (Farrukh Ismaylov) – 
coach Asker Abdullayev
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 17 [Dragan Zilic (Sartid) 7], Zoran Mirkovic 
(Fenerbahce, Tur) 62, Nikola Malbasa (Partizan) 4, Zoran Njegus (Sevilla, Spa) 7, 
Nenad Djordjevic (Obilic) 6, Predrag Mijatovic (Levante, Spa) 73 [Nenad Kovacevic 
(Buducnost Podgorica) 5], Zvonimir Vukic (Partizan) 6, Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 21 
[Savo Milosevic (Espanyol, Spa) 77], Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 54, 
Branko Boskovic (Red Star) 7, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 27 – coach Dejan 
Savicevic 25
Booked: Aslan Kerimov, Kamal Guliyev; Nikola Malbasa, Zvonimir Vukic, Branko 
Boskovic, Mladen Krstajic, Zoran Mirkovic
Goals: Branko Boskovic 27' (0-1), Gurban Gurbanov 88'pen (1-1), Farrukh Ismalylov 
90+1' (2-1)
After this humiliating defeat, Dejan Savicevic resigned as a national team coach. 
Even though he was a great player, he never had any coaching experience before 
taking this job. Ilija Petkovic was brought back to coach the national team for 
a second time.

#605, Belgrade, August 20, Red Star Stadium, Euro 2004 qualifier, attendance: 
22,000, referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Serbia & Montenegro – Wales 1-0 (0-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 18, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, 
Bel) 11, Dragan Mladenovic (Red Star) 1, Dejan Stefanovic (Portsmouth, Eng) 22, 
Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 8, Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 7 
[Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 18], Meteja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 28 [Savo Milosevic 
(Celta Vigo, Spa) 78], Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 42 [Predrag Djordjevic 
(Olympiakos, Gre)] 22, Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 55, Mladen Krstajic 
(Werder, Ger) 28, Milivoje Cirkovic (Partizan) 8 – coach Ilija Petkovic 10
WAL: Paul Jones, Mark Delaney, Gary Speed, Danny Gabbidon, Robert Page, Mark 
Pembridge, Robbie Savage, Craig Bellamy, Nathan Blake (Robert Earnshaw), Simon 
Davies, Ryan Giggs – coach Mark Hughes
Booked: Zvonimir Vukic, Dejan Stankovic, Dragoslav Jevric, Savo Milosevic; Mark 
Delaney
Goal: Dragan Mladenovic 73' (1-0)
Dragan Mladenovic scored in his debut.

#606, Belgrade, September 10, Red Star Stadium, Euro 2004 qualifying, attendance: 
30,000, referee: Alain Hamer (Luxembourg)
Serbia & Montenegro – Italy 1-1 (0-1)
Goals: Filippo Inzaghi 22' (0-1), Sasa Ilic 82' (1-1)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 19, Milivoje Cirkovic (Partizan) 9, Ivica 
Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 12 [Branko Boskovic (Paris St. Germain, Fra) 8],
Dragan Mladenovic (Red Star) 2, Dejan Stefanovic (Portsmouth, Eng) 23, Goran 
Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 9, Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 19, Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven,
Hol) 29 [Danijel Ljuboja (Strasbourg, Fra) 3], Savo Milosevic (Celta Vigo, Spa] 79, 
Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 23, Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 29 – coach 
Ilja Petkovic 11
ITA: Gianluigi Buffon, Christian Panucci, Gianluca Zambrotta, Alessio Tacchinardi,
Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro Nesta, Alessandro del Piero, Simone Perotta, Christian 
Vieri (Bernardo Corradi), Filippo Inzaghi (Stefano Fiore), Mauro Camoranesi 
(Gennaro Gattuso) – coach Giovanni Trapattoni
Booked: Dragan Mladenovic, Dejan Stefanovic, Mladen Krstajic; Gianluca Zambrotta, 
Christian Panucci, Alessandro del Piero, Bernardo Corradi

#607, Cardiff (Wal), October 11, Millennium Stadium, Euro 2004 qualifying,
attendance: 72, 514, referee: Fritz Stuchlik (Austria)
Wales – Serbia & Montenegro 2-3 (1-1)
Goals: Zvonimir Vukic 6' (0-1), John Hartson 26'pen (1-1), Savo Milosevic 82' 
(1-2), Danijel Ljuboja 88' (1-3), Robert Earnshaw 90+3' (2-3)
WAL: Paul Jones, Mark Delaney, Gary Speed, Danny Gabbidon, Rhys Weston (Robert 
Edwards), Carl Robinson (John Oster), Robert Earnshaw, Craig Bellamy, John 
Hartson (Nathan Blake), Darren Barnard, Ryan Giggs – coach Mark Hughes
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 20, Milivoje Cirkovic (Partizan) 10 [Nenad 
Brnovic (Zeta) 10], Dragan Sarac (Red Star) 3, Dragan Mladenovic (Red Star) 3,
Goran Bunjevcevic (Tottenham, Eng) 16, Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 30 [Savo 
Milosevic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 80], Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 8, Branko
Boskovic (Paris St. Germain, Fra) 9, Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan) 7, Darko 
Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 56 [Danijel Ljuboja (Strasbourg, Fra) 4] – coach 
Ilja Petkovic 12
Booked: Rhys Weston, Craig Bellamy; Goran Bunjevcevic, Mateja Kezman, Nenad 
Dordevic, Darko Kovacevic
The successes against Italy and Wales were irrelevant since Serbia-Montenegro 
failed to qualify for 2004 European Championship due to points lost to Finland 
and especially Azerbaijan.

#608, Plock (Pol), November 16, friendly, attendance: 9,000, referee: Michael
Weiner (Germany)
Poland – Serbia & Montenegro 4-3 (2-0)
SCG: Dragan Zilic (Sartid) 8, Dragan Sarac (Red Star) 4 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 11], 
Predrag Ocokoljic (Toulouse, Fra) 1 [Slobodan Markovic (Zeleznik Belgrade) 3], 
Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan) 8 [Nikola Malbasa (Partizan) 5], Milan Dudic (Red 
Star) 5, Dejan Stankovic (Lazio, Ita) 43 [Igor Duljaj (Partizan) 22], Mladen 
Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 30, Dragan Mladenovic (Red Star) 4 [Zvonimir Vukic 
(Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 9], Sasa Ilic (Partizan) 20 [Branko Boskovic (Paris St. 
Germain, Fra) 10], Savo Milosevic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 81 [Ivica Iliev (Partizan) 2], 
Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 58 [Marko Pantelic (Sartid) 1] – coach Ilija 
Petkovic 13
Goals: Stankovic, Vukic, Iliev (SCG); Niedzielan, Rasiak, Kosowski, Zurawski (Pol)


2004

#609, Belgrade, March 31, Red Star Stadium, friendly, attendance: 10,000, referee: 
Novo Panic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Serbia & Montenegro – Norway 0-1 (0-0)
SCG: Vladimir Disljenkovic (Red Star) 1, Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan) 9, Goran 
Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 9, Milan Dudic (Red Star) 6, Predrag Ocokoljic 
(Toulouse, Fra) 2, Dragan Mladenovic (Red Star) 5 [Nenad Brnovic (Zeta) 12], 
Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 11, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 44 
[Sasa Ilic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 21], Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 13 
[Nikola Zigic (Red Star) 1], Danijel Ljuboja (Paris St. Germain, Fra) 5 [Mateja 
Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 31], Darko Kovacevic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 59 – coach 
Ilija Petkovic 14
Goal: Andersen (Pen.) (Nor)
Booked: Stankovic (SCG); Lundekvam, Basma (Nor)
Sent off: Darko Kovacevic

#610, Belfast (NIR), April 28, Windsor Park, friendly, attendance: 14,000, 
referee: Ceri Richards (Wales)
Serbia & Montenegro – Northern Ireland 1-1 (1-1)
SCG: Zoran Banovic (Sutjeska Niksic) 1, Milivoje Cirkovic (Partizan) 11 [Jovan 
Markoski (Zeleznik Belgrade) 2], Mladen Krstajic (Werder, Ger) 31, Goran Gavrancic
(Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 10, Dusan Petkovic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 9, Ivica Dragutinovic 
(Standard Liege, Bel) 14 [Milivoje Vitakic (Red Star) 1], Albert Nadj (Partizan) 
35, Goran Trobok (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 15 [Vladimir Ivic (Partizan) 8], Zvonimir 
Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 12, Mateja Kezman (Eindhoven, Hol) 32, Veljko 
Paunovic (Atletico Madrid, Spa) 2 [Milos Kolakovic (OFK Belgrade) 1] – coach 
Ilija Petkovic 15
Goals: Paunovic (SCG); Quinn (NIR) 
Booked: Whitely, Doherty, Quinn (NIR); Nadj, Krstajic (SCG)
It is interesting that Albert Nadj returned to the national team for the first 
time since Euro 2000.

#611, Fukuoka (Jap), Hakatinomori Stadium, July 11, Kirin Cup, attendance: 10,000
Serbia & Montenegro – Slovakia 2-0 (1-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 21, Milan Dudic (Red Star) 7, Dusan Petkovic 
(Spartak Moscow, Rus) 11, Djordje Jokic (OFK Belgrade) 1, Aleksandar Pantic 
(Obilic) 1, Bojan Neziri (Metalurh, Ukr) 1, Dragan Mladenovic (Glasgow Rangers, 
Sco) 6, Sasa Ilic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 22, Milos Maric (Olympiakos, Gre) 1, Savo 
Milosevic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 82, Danko Lazovic (Feyenoord, Hol) 2 – coach: Ilija 
Petkovic 16
Came in as substitutes: Dragan Sarac (Red Star) 5, Bojan Zajic (Obilic) 1, Jovan 
Markoski (Zeleznik) 3, Milos Kolakovic (OFK Belgrade) 2, Simon Vukcevic 
(Partizan) 1, Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 4 – coach Ilija Petkovic 11
Goals: Savo Milosevic (6’), Nenad Jestrovic (90’)
This was the first game won by Serbia-Montenegro at Kirin Cup. Previously, 
there were three losses and a tie.  Five players from under-21 team that won 
the silver medal at 2004 Euro U-21 championship debuted for the senior team.

#612, Yokohama (Jap), July 13, Kirin Cup, attendance: 56,000
Japan – Serbia & Montenegro 1-0 (0-0)
SCG:  Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 22, Milan Dudic (Red Star) 8, Dragan Sarac 
(Red Star) 6 [Bojan Neziri (Metalurh, Ukr) 2], Djordje Jokic (OFK Belgrade) 2, 
Dragan Mladenovic (Glasgow Rangers, Sco) 7 [Simon Vukcevic (Partizan) 2], Sasa 
Ilic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 23, Aleksandar Pantic (Obilic) 2 [Jovan Markoski (Zeleznik)
4], Milos Maric (Olympiakos, Gre) 2 [Dragan Vukmir (Ferencvaros, Hun) 1], Savo 
Milosevic (Celta Vigo, Spa) 83 [Milos Kolakovic (OFK Belgrade) 3], Danko Lazovic 
(Feyenoord, Hol) 3 [Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 5] – coach Ilija Petkovic 17
Goal: Endo (Jap)
Booked: Milosevic, Ilic
Serbia-Montenegro finished second at the three-team Kirin Cup tournament. Japan won.

#613, Ljubljana (Slo), Bezigrad Stadium, August 18, friendly, attendance: 8,000
Slovenia – Serbia & Montenegro 1-1 (0-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 23, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 
15 [Dusan Patkovic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 12], Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 
23, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 7, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 11, 
Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 9, Mateja Kezman (Chelsea, Eng) 33 [Danko 
Lazovic (Feyenoord, Hol) 4], Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 84 [Nenad Jestrovic 
(Anderlecht, Bel) 6],    Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 45 [Milos Maric (Olympiakos,
Gre) 3], Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 12, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger)
32 – coach Ilija Petkovic 18
Goals: Jestrovic (50’) for SCG; Ceh (83’) for Slo
Booked: Kezman, Krstajic (SCG); Karic, Komac (Slo)

#614, Serravalle (SMa), September 4, World Cup qualifier
San Marino - Serbia & Montenegro 0-3 (0-2)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 24, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 
16, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 33, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 8, 
Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 12, Dragan Mladenovic (Glasgow Rangers, Sco) 
8 [Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 24], Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 
10, Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 13 [Nenad Brnovic (Partizan Belgrade) 
13], Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 85 [Mateja Kezman (Chelsea, Eng) 34], Dejan 
Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 46, Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 7 – coach Ilija 
Petkovic 19
Goals: Vukic (4’), Jestrovic (15’, 83’)
Savo Milosevic got his 85th international cap, meaning that he equaled Dragan 
Dzajic’s record.

#615, Sarajevo (Bos), Koshevo Stadium, October 9, World Cup qualifier, 
attendance: 31,000
Bosnia & Herzegovina – Serbia & Montenegro 0-0
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 25, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 
17, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 25, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 13, 
Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 11 [Nenad Brnovic (Partizan Belgrade) 14], 
Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 14, Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 86 [Marko 
Pantelic (Red Star Belgrade) 2], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 47, Nenad Djordjevic 
(Partizan Belgrade) 10 [Marjan Markovic (Red Star Belgrade) 5], Danijel Ljuboja 
(Paris St. Germain, Fra) 6, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 33 – coach Ilija 
Petkovic 20
BOS: Tolja, Spasic, Papac (Crnogorac), Grlic, Misimovic, Bajic (Hrgovic), Bolic, 
Blatnjak, Barbarez, Baljic (Ricardo), Beslija
Booked: N. Djordjevic, Vukic
Savo Milosevic broke Dragan Dzajic’s record by gaining his 86th international cap.
 
#616, Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, October 13, World cup qualifier, attendance: 4,000
Serbia & Montenegro – San Marino 5-0 (2-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 26, Marjan Markovic (Red Star Belgrade) 6, 
Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 18 [Milivoje Vitakic (Lille, Fra) 2], 
Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 26 [Nenad Brnovic (Partizan Belgrade) 15], 
Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 14, Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 12, 
Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 15, Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 87, 
Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 48, Danijel Ljuboja (Paris St. Germain, Fra) 7 
[Marko Pantelic (Red Star Belgrade) 3], Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 34 – coach 
Ilija Petkovic 21
Goals: Milosevic 35’, Stankovic 45’, 50’, Koroman 53’, Vukic 69’
Booked: Koroman

#617, Brussels (Bel), King Baudouin Stadium, November 17, World Cup qualifier, 
attendance: 28,350, referee: Peter Frojdfeldt (Swe)
Belgium – Serbia & Montenegro 0-2 (0-1)
BEL: Proto, Simons, Van Der Heyden, Clement, Baseggio, Sonck (Huysegems), Buffel,
Deschacht (Daerden), Bisconti (Pieroni), De Cock, Kompany
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Vitesse, Hol) 27, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege) 19, 
Dragan Mladenovic (Glasgow Rangers, Sco) 9 [Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan Belgrade) 11], 
Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 9, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 15, 
Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 13 [Igor Duljaj (Shaktar Donetsk, Ukr) 27], 
Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 88 [Mateja Kezman (Chelsea, Eng) 35], Dejan 
Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 49, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 24, Zvonimir 
Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 16, Marjan Markovic (Red Star Belgrade) 7 – 
coach Ilija Petkovic 22
Goals: Vukic 10’, Kezman 60’
Booked: Deschacht, Van Der Heyden; P. Djordjevic, Vukic, Duljaj


2005

#618, Sofia (Bul), Vasil Levski Stadium, February 9, friendly, 
attendance: 3,000, referee: Anton Genov (Bul)
Bulgaria – Serbia & Montenegro 0-0
BUL: Ivankov (Zdravkov), Kishishev (Georgiev), Petkov, Markov, Yankov 
(Manchev), Verbatov, Lazarov (M. Petrov), Kumburov (Topuzalov), Karaslalov,
S. Petrov (Bukharev), Bozhinov
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 28, Milivoje Cirkovic (Partizan 
Belgrade) 12 [Milan Dudic (Red Star Belgrade) 9], Ivica Dragutinovic 
(Standard Liege, Bel) 20, Dragan Mladenovic (Glasgow Rangers, Sco) 10 [Igor 
Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 28], Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 10, 
Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 16, Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 89 
[Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 8], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 50, 
[Mateja Kezman (Chelsea, Eng) 36], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 25 
[Nikola Trajkovic (Zeta Golubovci) 1], Simon Vukcevic (Partizan Belgrade) 3 
[Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 17], Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 35 
– coach Ilija Petkovic 23
Booked: Vidic, Vukcevic, Dudic (SCG)
Red card: Trajkovic (SCG) 

# 619, Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, March 30, World Cup qualifier, 
attendance: 50,000, referee: Massimo Busaka (Swi)
Serbia & Montenegro – Spain 0-0
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 29, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard 
Liege, Bel) 21, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 11, Goran Gavrancic 
(Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 17, Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 14 [Dusan Basta 
(Red Star) 1], Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk) 29, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, 
Ger) 37, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 26, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, 
Ita) 51, Mateja Kezman (Chelsea, Eng) 37 [Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, 
Bel) 9], Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 90 [Sasa Ilic (Partizan Belgrade) 24] 
– coach Ilija Petkovic 24
Booked: P. Djordjevic (SCG); Ramos, Albelda (Spa)

# 620, Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, June 4, World Cup qualifier, attendance: 16,662,
referee: Valentin Ivanov (Rus)
Serbia & Montenegro – Belgium 0-0
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 30, Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, 
Bel) 22, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 12, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, 
Ukr) 18, Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 15 [Simon Vukcevic (Partizan 
Belgrade) 4], Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 18, Danijel Ljuboja (Paris 
St. Germain, Fra) 8, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 52 [Dragan Mladenovic (Real 
Sociedad, Spa) 11], Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 10 [Mirko Vucinic (Lecce, 
Ita) 1], Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 30, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 
38 – coach Ilija Petkovic 25
BEL: Proto, Van Buyten, Deschacht, Clement, Daerden (Leonard), Vanderhaeghe, 
E. Mpenza, Buffel (Pieroni), M. Mpenza (Vanderbergh), Bisconti, Vandenborre – 
coach Antheunis
Booked: M. Mpenza (Bel) 

# 621, Toronto (Can), Rogers Centre, June 8, friendly, attendance: 22,000, 
referee: Depiero (Can)
Serbia & Montenegro – Italy 1-1 (1-0)
SCG: Oliver Kovacevic (Zeleznik Belgrade) 1, Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan 
Belgrade) 12 [Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov (Rus) 16], Milan Dudic (Red Star 
Belgrade 10), Marko Basa (OFK Belgrade) 1 [Branislav Ivanovic (OFK Belgrade) 1],
Nemanja Rnic (Partizan Belgrade) 1, Milos Maric (Olympiakos, Gre) 4, Nenad 
Brnovic (Partizan Belgrade) 16, Dragan Mladenovic (Real Sociedad, Spa) 12 
[Nikola Trajkovic (Zeta Golubovci) 2], Simon Vukcevic (Partizan Belgrade) 5, 
Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 2, Mirko Vucinic (Lecce, Ita) 2 [Nenad 
Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 11] – coach Ilija Petkovic 26
ITA: Peruzzi, Oddo (Grosso), Zaccardo, Barzagli, Chiellini (Brienza), Esposito 
(Mesto), Barone, Blasi, Mauri (Coppola), Toni (C. Lucarelli), Ianquinta 
(Di Michele)
Goals: Zigic (SCG), Lucarelli (Ita)
Sent off: Blasi (Ita)

# 622, Kiev (Ukr), Valery Lobanovsky Stadium, August 15, Valery Lobanovsky 
Tournament, attendance: 4,500, referee: Oleg Orekhov (Ukr)
Poland – Serbia & Montenegro 3-2 (3-1)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 31, Marjan Markovic (Genoa, Ita) 8 
[Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 17], Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 13, 
Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 19, Aleksandar Lukovic (Red Star Belgrade) 1, 
Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 30, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 27 
[Dragan Mladenovic (Glasgow Rangers) 13], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 53 
[Milos Maric (Olympiakos, Gre) 5], Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 19 
[Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur) 25], Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 38 
[Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 91], Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 3 [Danijel 
Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 9] – coach Ilija Petkovic 27
Goals for SCG: Zigic, Vidic
Booked: Markovic, Ilic
 
#623, Kiev (Ukr), Valery Lobanovsky Stadium, August 17, Valery Lobanovsky 
Tournament, attendance: 8,000, referee: Tomasz Mikulski (Pol)
Ukraine – Serbia & Montenegro 2-1 (0-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 32, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 20, 
Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 39, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 14 
[Milan Dudic (Red Star Belgrade) 10], Ivica Dragutinovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 23 
[Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 10], Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 31, 
Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur) 26 [Zvonimir Vukic (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 20], 
Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 28 [Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 18], 
Milos Maric (Olympiakos, Gre) 6, Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht, Bel) 12 [Mateja 
Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 39], Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 92 [Nikola 
Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 4] – Ilija Petkovic 28
Goals: Rebrov, Lazarenko (Ukr); Kezman (SCG)
Booked: Gusin (Ukr); Ilic, Vukic, Duljaj (SCG)
SCG finished 4th and last at the Valery Lobanovsky tournament.
 
#624, Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, September 3, World Cup qualifying, 
attendance: 33,000, referee: Nielsen (Den)
Serbia & Montenegro – Lithuania 2-0 (1-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 33, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 24, 
Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 32, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 15, 
Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 21, Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 40 
[Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 5], Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 93 [Ognjen 
Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 19], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 54, Predrag 
Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 29, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 40, Sasa Ilic 
(Galatasaray, Tur) 27 [Zvonimir Vukic (Portsmouth, Eng) 21] – coach Ilija Petkovic 29
LIT: Karchemarskas, Semberas, Dziaukstas (Zutautas), Paulauskas, Skerla, Skarbalius, 
R. Cesnauskis, Jankauskas, Preiksaitis (Savenas), Mikoulinas (Radzinevicius), 
D. Cesnauskis – coach Liubinskas
Goals: Kezman, Ilic
Booked: Kezman (SCG); Skerla, Semberus (Lit)
Savo Milosevic missed a penalty.
 
# 625, Madrid (Spa), Vicente Calderon Stadium, September 7, World Cup qualifying,
attendance: 51,491; referee: Graham Poll (Eng)
Spain – Serbia & Montenegro 1-1 (1-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 34, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 25, 
Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 33, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, Rus) 16, 
Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 22, Ognjen Koroman (Krylia Sovetov, Rus) 20 
[Milos Maric (Olympiakos, Gre) 7], Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 41, 
Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 55, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 30, 
Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 41, Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur) 28 [Nikola 
Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 6 [Nenad Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade) 4]] – coach 
Ilija Petkovic 30
Spa: Iker Casillas, Michel Salgado, Asier, Carlos Marchena, Puyol, Xavi, Raul, 
Fernando Torres (Tamudo), Vicente (Luque), Xabi Alonso, Joaquin (Luis Garcia) - 
coach Luis Aragones
Goals: Raul (Spa), Kezman (SCG)
Booked: Xabi, Asier, Marchena (Spa); Krstajic, Koroman, Duljaj (2), 
P. Djordjevic (SCG)
Sent off: Duljaj (SCG)
Serbia-Montenegro conceded its first goal since the qualifying began.

# 626, Vilnius (Lit), Vilnius Stadium, October 8, World Cup qualifying, 
attendance: 1,500; referee: Jan Wegereef (Hol)
Lithuania – Serbia & Montenegro 0-2 (0-1)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 35, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, 
Rus) 17, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 23, Albert Nadj (Partizan 
Belgrade) 36, Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 42 [Savo Milosevic 
(Osasuna, Spa) 94], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 56 [Dragan Mladenovic 
(Red Star Belgrade) 14], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 31, Aleksandar 
Lukovic (Red Star Belgrade) 2, Zvonimir Vukic (Portsmouth, Eng) 22, Nikola 
Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 7 [Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 11], Mladen 
Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 42 – coach Ilija Petkovic 31
LIT: Karchemarskas, Stankevicius, Dziaukstas, Paulauskas (Laurisas), Skerla, 
Preiksaitis, Savenas, Cesnauskis, Jankauskas, Mikoliunas (Morinas), 
Danilevicius (Radzinevicius) – coach Liubinskas
Goals: Kezman (44’), Vukic (85’)
Booked: Nadj, Mladenovic, Ljuboja (SCG); Cesnauskis (Lit)

# 627, Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, October 12, World Cup qualifying, 
attendance: 56,000; referee: Kyros Vassaras (Gre)
Serbia & Montenegro – Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-0 (0-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 36, Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow, 
Rus) 18, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 24, Ognjen Koroman (Terek Grozny, 
Rus) 21, Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 43 [Aleksandar Lukovic (Red 
Star Belgrade) 3], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 31, Igor Duljaj 
(Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 34, Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 37 [Sasa Ilic 
(Galatasaray, Tur) 29], Zvonimir Vukic (Portsmouth, Eng) 23 [Dragan Mladenovic 
(Red Star Belgrade) 15], Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 8, Mladen Krstajic 
(Schalke, Ger) 43 – coach Ilija Petkovic 32
BOS: Kenan Hasagic, Dzenan Berberovic, Vedin Music (Mirsad Beslija), Emir 
Spahic, Zlatan Bajramovic, Ninoslav Milenkovic, Elvir Bolic (Zvjezdan Misimovic), 
Ivica Grlic (Mladen Bartolovic), Sergej Barbarez, Hasan Salihamidzic, Sergej 
Jakirovic – coach Blaz Sliskovic
Goal: Kezman (7’)
Booked: Koroman, Vidic (twice), Vukic (SCG); Milenkovic, Hasagic
Sent off: Vidic (SCG)
Serbia & Montenegro directly qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany by 
finishing first in group 7, leaving behind Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, 
Lithuania, and San Marino respectively.  It reached a big tournament for the 
first time since the 2000 European Championships and suffered no defeat in 
the ten qualifying matches with a goal difference of 16-1.  In fact, the team 
has not lost a competitive match since Ilija Petkovic took over as coach in 
the summer of 2003.

   1. Serbia & Montenegro 22 pts.
   2. Spain 20 pts.
   3. Bosnia & Herzegovina 16 pts.
   4. Belgium 12 pts.
   5. Lithuania 10 pts.
   6. San Marino 0 pts.

# 628, Nanjing (Chn), Workers’ Stadium, November 13, friendly, attendance: 30,000; 
referee: Lee Kum (Kor)
China – Serbia & Montenegro 0-2 (0-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 37 [Oliver Kovacevic (no club) 2], 
Aleksandar Lukovic (Red Star Belgrade) 4, Ognjen Koroman (Terek Grozny, Rus) 22 
[Nenad Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade) 5], Marko Basa (Le Mans, Fra) 2, Nenad 
Djordjevic (Partizan Belgrade) 14, Djordje Jokic (Torpedo Moscow, Rus) 3, 
Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 38, Dragan Mladenovic (Red Star Belgrade) 16 
[Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur) 30], Zvonimir Vukic (Portsmouth, Eng) 24 [Branko 
Boskovic (Troyes, Fra)] 11, Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 95 [Nikola Zigic 
(Red Star Belgrade) 9], Mateja Kezman  (Athletico Madrid) 44 [Danijel Ljuboja 
(Stuttgart, Ger) 12] – coach Ilija Petkovic 33
Goals: N. Djordjevic (’49), Zigic (’65)
Booked: Koroman, Nadj

#629, Seoul (Kor), Seoul Stadium, November 16, friendly, attendance: 40,000; 
referee: Jing (Chn)
South Korea – Serbia & Montenegro 2-0 (1-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 38 [Oliver Kovacevic (no club) 3], 
Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan Belgrade) 15, Aleksandar Lukovic (Red Star Belgrade) 5, 
Djordje Jokic (Torpedo Moscow, Rus) 4, Marko Basa (Le Mans, Fra) 3, Nenad 
Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade) 6 [Ognjen Koroman (Terek Grozny, Rus) 23], 
Dragan Mladenovic (Red Star Belgrade) 17 [Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 39], 
Bojan Neziri (Wolfsburg, Ger) 3 [Branko Boskovic (Troyes, Fra)] 12, Zvonimir 
Vukic (Portsmouth, Eng) 25 [Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur) 31], Mateja Kezman 
(Athletico Madrid) 45 [Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 10], Savo Milosevic 
(Osasuna, Spa) 96 [Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 13] – coach Ilija Petkovic 34
Booked: N. Djordjevic, Koroman, Zigic 

  
2006

# 630, Tunis (Tun), Rades Stadium, March 1, friendly, attendance: 15,000; 
referee: n/a
Tunisia – Serbia & Montenegro 0-1 (0-1)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tun) 39, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk) 35, 
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 19, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 44, 
Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 26, Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 24 
[Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan Belgrade) 16], Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 
33, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 57, Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 40 [Dusan 
Basta (Red Star Belgrade) 2], Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 97 [Danijel Ljuboja 
(Stuttgart, Ger) 14], Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid) 46 [Mirko Vucinic (Lecce, 
Ita) 2] – coach Ilija Petkovic 35
TUN: Hamdi Kasraoui, Ziad Jaziri, Chaouky Ben Saada, Hamed Namuchi, Francileudo 
Santos, Jawher Mnari, Riadh Bouazizi, Radhi Jaidi, David Jemmali, Jose Clayton
(Khaled Badra), Karim Saidi (Alaeddine Yahia)
Goal: Kezman (’12)
Booked: Vidic, Koroman

# 631, Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, May 27, friendly, attendance: 40,000; 
referee: Drago Kos (Slo)
Serbia & Montenegro – Uruguay 1-1 (1-0)
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tun) 40, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr)
36, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 25, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 45 
[Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 20], Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 
27, Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 25 [Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 15], 
Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 34, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 58 [Sasa 
Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur) 32], Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 41, Savo Milosevic 
(Osasuna, Spa) 98 [Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 11], Mateja Kezman (Atletico 
Madrid, Spa) 48 [Ivan Ergic (Basel, Swi) 1] – coach Ilija Petkovic 36 
URU: Fabian Carini, Carlos Valdez, Diego Godin, Omar Puoso, Gonzalo Vargas, 
Sebastian Abreu (Nicolas Olivera), Maximiliano Pereira, Walter Lopez (Pablo 
Lima), Fabian Estoyanoff (Nicolas Vignieri), Guillermo Giacomazzi, Andres Scotty 
Goals: Stankovic (18’) (SCG); Godin (81’) (URU)
Booked: Duljaj, Vidic (SCG); Lopez (URU)

 
WORLD CUP 2006

Serbia & Montenegro squad for the 2006 World Cup

Goalkeepers:

Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur), 
Oliver Kovacevic (CSKA Sofia, Bul), 
Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, Fra)

Defenders:

Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr), 
Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa), 
Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger), 
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng), 
Milan Dudic (Red Star Belgrade), 
Nenad Djordjevic (Partizan Belgrade), 
Dusan Basta (Red Star Belgrade), 
Dusan Petkovic (OFK Belgrade; replaced injured Mirko Vucinic)

Midfielders:

Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita), 
Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr), 
Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre), 
Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng), 
Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade), 
Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur), 
Zvonimir Vukic (Partizan Belgrade), 
Ivan Ergic (Basel, Swi) 

Forwards:

Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa), 
Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa), 
Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade), 
Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger)

Coach: Ilija Patkovic

Vladimir Stojkovic, Dusan Basta, and the injured Mirko Vucinic had just 
played at the 2006 European U-21 championship, where Serbia-Montenegro
shared the bronze medal with France. Stojkovic was also on the team that 
won the silver at 2004 European U-21 championship.


Note: Lecce striker Mirko Vucinic was originally selected for the 23-man squad 
but had to pull out due to a knee injury he had suffered during the European 
U-21 championship. The coach Ilija Petkovic called his 32-year-old son Dusan 
Petkovic as Vucinic's replacement.

This led to a lot of criticism from the fans, the media, and even from officials 
in the country's football federation.  They claimed that Ilija should have 
called someone younger and more energetic. Many even assumed that Ilija called 
Dusan only because he is his son, although both insisted that was not the case.
  
After a lot of pressure, Dusan Petkovic decided to leave the team and return to 
Serbia.  As a result, the Serbia-Montenegro football team travelled to the World 
Cup with only 22 players.

 

# 632, Leipzig (Ger), Zentralstadion, June 11, World Cup 2006 first round, 
attendance: 37,216, referee: Markus Merk (Ger)
Holland – Serbia & Montenegro 1-0 (1-0)
HOL: Edwin Van der Sar, Joris Mathijsen (Khalid Boulahrouz), Giovanni van 
Bronckhorst, Phillip Cocu, Ruud van Nistelrooij (Dirk Kuyt), Arjen Robben, 
Andre Ooijer, John Heitinga, Robin van Persie, Mark van Bommel (Denny Landzaat),
Wesley Snejder – coach Marco van Basten
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 41, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 28, 
Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 37, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 26,
Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 49 [Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 16], 
Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 99 [Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 12], Dejan 
Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 59, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 35, Nenad 
Djordjevic (Partizan Belgrade) 17 [Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 26], Albert 
Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 42, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 46 – coach Ilija 
Petkovic 37
Goal: Robben (18')
Booked: Stankovic, Koroman, Dragutinovic, Gavrancic (SCG); van Bronckhorst, 
Heitinga (Hol)
The team lost its first competitive match since Petkovic took over as coach in 
2003. 
This game made a history because this was the first time three nations were 
taking part in one game.  This is because Montenegro voted for independence on 
May 21, 2006

# 633, Gelsenkirschen (Ger), FIFA World Cup Stadium, June 16, World Cup first 
round, attendance: 52,000, referee: Roberto Rosetti (Ita)
Argentina – Serbia & Montenegro 6-0 (3-0)
ARG: Roberto Abbondanzieri, Roberto Ayala, Juan Sorin, Gabriel Heinze, Javier 
Saviola (Carlos Tevez), Javier Mascherano, Hernan Crespo, Juan Riquelme, Maxi 
Rodrνguez (Lionel Messi), Nicolas Burdisso, Luis Gonzalez (Esteban Cambiasso) – 
coach Jose Pekerman
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 42, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 
38,  Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 27, Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 27 
[Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 17], Mateja Kezman (Athletico Madrid, Spa) 50,
Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 100 [Zvonimir Vukic (Partizan Belgrade) 26], 
Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 60, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 36, Milan 
Dudic (Red Star Belgrade) 11, Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 43 [Ivan Ergic 
(Basel, Swi) 2], Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 47 – coach Ilija Petkovic 38
Goals: Rodrνguez (6’, 41’), Cambiasso (31’), Crespo (78’), Tevez (84’), Messi (88’)
Booked: Koroman, Nadj, Krstajic (SCG); Crespo (Arg)
Sent off: Mateja Kezman (SCG)
Mateja Kezman was sent off the same way as he was sent off at Euro 2000 – by 
trying to slide in front of the opposing player.  This game was a repeat of a 
6-0 defeat to Argentina at the 2004 Olympics.  And this was the worst defeat 
suffered by Yugoslavia/Serbia-Montenegro at the World Cups. 
Savo Milosevic became the first player from the former Yugoslavia to receive 
100 caps.

# 634, Munich (Ger), FIFA World Cup Stadium, June 21, World Cup first round, 
attendance: 66,000, referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mex)
Ivory Coast – Serbia & Montenegro 3-2 (1-2)
CIV: Boubacar Barry, Kanga Akale (Bakary Kone), Arthur Boka, Didier Zokora, 
Blaise Kouassi, Arouna Kone, Aruna Dindane, Cyrille Domoraud, Kader Keita 
(Bonaventure Kalou), Yaya Toure, Emmanuel Eboue – coach Henri Michel
SCG: Dragoslav Jevric (Ankaraspor, Tur) 43, Ivan Ergic Basel, Swi) 3, Igor 
Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 39, Goran Gavrancic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 28, Dejan 
Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 61, Predrag Djordjevic (Olympiakos, Gre) 37, Nenad 
Djordjevic (Partizan Belgrade) 18, Milan Dudic (Red Star Belgrade) 12, Nikola 
Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 13 [Savo Milosevic (Osasuna, Spa) 101], Mladen 
Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 48 [Albert Nadj (Partizan Belgrade) 44], Sasa Ilic 
(Galatasaray, Tur) 33 - coach Ilija Petkovic 39
Goals: Nikola Zigic (10’), Sasa Ilic (20’) (SCG); Dindane (37’, 67’ pen.), 
Kalou (86’ pen.) (CIV)
Booked: Dudic, Duljaj, Gavrancic (SCG); Keita, Dindane (CIV)
Sent off: Nadj (SCG), Domoraud (CIV)
Serbia-Montenegro was leading 2-0 before losing 3-2. Two goals were conceded 
from penalties caused by Milan Dudic’s handballs. 
Ilija Petkovic stepped down as Serbia-Montenegro coach.

The team lost all three games and went home. This was our worst World Cup ever.

This was the last time the Serbia and Montenegro competed jointly because just 
prior to the World Cup they became two independent countries. Serbia inherited 
Yugoslavia/Serbia-Montenegro’s place in FIFA and UEFA and began competing on 
its own at Euro 2008 qualifiers.

Serbia 2006-2009


NB: caps below include those received while playing for Yugoslavia/Serbia-Montenegro.

# 1 (635), Uherske Hradiste (Cze), Mestsky-Stonky Stadium, August 18, friendly,
attendance: 8047, referee: Dietmar Drabek (Aut)
Czech Republic – Serbia 1-3 (1-1)
CZE: Blazek, Grygera, Ujfalusi, Rozenhal (Kovacs), Jankulovski (Bednar), Pitak 
(Kulic), Nedved (Jarolim), Polak (Sionko), Plasil (Zapotocny), Steiner, Koller – 
coach Karel Brueckner
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, Fra) 1, Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 9, 
Milan Stepanov (Trabzonspor, Tur) 1, Milan Bisevac (Red Star Belgrade) 1, 
Aleksandar Lukovic (Ascoli, Ita) 6, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 40, 
Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 62 [Danijel Ljuboja (Stuttgart, Ger) 18], Ognjen 
Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 28 [Nenad Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade) 7], Sasa Ilic 
(Galatasaray, Tur) 34 [Aleksandar Trisovic (Krivbas, Ukr) 1], Danko Lazovic 
(Vitesse, Hol) 5 [Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade) 14], Marko Pantelic (Hertha 
Berlin) 4 [Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiv Moscow, Rus) 2] – coach Xavier Clemente 1
Goals: Steiner (3’) for CZE; Lazovic (41’), Pantelic (54’), Trisovic (72’) for SRB
Booked: Jarolim, Bednar (Cze), Stepanov (SRB)
Sent off: Stepanov (SRB)
The national team of the newly independent Serbia debuted with a victory in a 
friendly against the Czech Republic. The team played under a new name (finally), 
new flag, new national anthem that was the anthem of the royalist Yugoslavia 
(1918-1941) and the pre-1918 independent Serbia.  Even the new jerseys were used.  
It was also the first time that a foreigner became the national team’s coach.  
The Basque Xavier Clemente coached Spain from 1992-1998.  On the Czech side, 
Pavel Nedved played his farewell match for the national team.
 
# 2 (636), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, September 2, 2008 European Championship 
qualifier, attendance: stadium empty due to FIFA sanctions, referee: Volker Wezel 
(Ger)
Serbia – Azerbaijan 1-0 (0-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, Fra) 2, Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 10, 
Milan Stepanov 2 (Trabzonspor, Tur), Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 49, Aleksandar 
Lukovic (Ascoli, Ita) 7, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 41, Ognjen Koroman 
(Portsmouth, Eng) 29 [Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray, Tur) 35], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, 
Ita) 63, Danko Lazovic (Vitesse, Hol) 6 [Ivan Ergic (Basel, Swi) 4], Marko Pantelic
(Hertha Berlin, Ger) 5 [Danijel Ljuboja (Hamburg, Ger) 19], Nikola Zigic (Racing 
Santander, Spa) 15 – coach Xavier Clemente 2
AZE: Veliyev, Gashimov, Abbasov, A. Kerimov, Sokolov, Bakhshiev, Ladaga (Dzavadov), 
Muzika (I. Gurbanov), Imamliev, Chertoganov, Ismaylov (Samir Musaev) – coach 
Shakhlin Diniev
Goal: Zigic (72’)
Cautions: Duljaj (SRB); Abbasov, Ladaga, Bakhshiev (AZE)
Serbia played it’s first competitive international in an empty stadium.  This is 
because of the crowd violence that happened in the World Cup 2006 qualifier against 
Bosnia-Herzegovina in October 2005.
 
# 3 (637), Warsaw (Pol), Wojska Polskiego Stadium, September 6, 2008 European 
Championship qualifier, attendance: 5,000, referee: Robert Lewis (Eng)
Poland – Serbia 1-1 (1-0)
POL: Kowalewski, Golanski (Wasiliewski), Jop, Bak, Zewlakow, Jelen (Blaszczykowski),
Lewandowski, Zurawski, Radomski, Krzynowek, Matusiak – coach Leo Beenhakker
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, Fra) 3, Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 11, 
Milan Stepanov 3 (Trabzonspor, Tur), Milan Bisevac (Red Star Belgrade) 2, Mladen 
Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 50, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 42 [Ivan Ergic 
(Basel, Swi) 5], Aleksandar Trisovic (Red Star Belgrade) 2 [Danko Lazovic (Vitesse, 
Hol) 7], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 64, Aleksandar Lukovic (Ascoli, Ita) 8, 
Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 6 [Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 30], 
Nikola Zigic (Racing Santander, Spa) 16 – coach Xavier Clemente 3
Goals: Matusiak 30’ (Pol); Lazovic 71’ (Srb)
Cautions: Golanski, Blaszczykowski, Kowalewski (Pol); Markovic, Stepanov, 
Stankovic, Krstajic (Srb)

# 4 (638), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, October 7, 2008 European Championship 
qualifier, attendance: 35,000, referee: Domenico Messina (Ita)
Serbia – Belgium 1-0 (0-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, Fra) 4, Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 12,
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 21, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 51, 
Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 29, Nenad Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade) 8, 
Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 65, Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 31
[Ivan Ergic (Basel, Swi) 6], Aleksandar Trisovic (Red Star Belgrade) 3 [Danko 
Lazovic (Vitesse, Hol) 8], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 7 [Igor Duljaj 
(Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 43], Nikola Zigic (Racing Santander, Spa) 17 – coach: 
Xavier Clemente 4
BEL: Stijnen, Kompany, Hoefkens, Simons, Vermaelen, Van Buyten, Geraerts, 
Mundingayi (Pieroni), Goor (Vandenbergh), Emile Mpenza, Dembele (Mbo Penza) -
coach: Rene Vandereycken
Goal: Nikola Zigic (54’)
Booked: Markovic, Koroman (Srb); Kompany, Simona (Bel)

# 5 (639), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, October 11, 2008 European Championship 
qualifier, attendance: 30,000, referee: Georgios Kasnaferis (Gre)
Serbia – Armenia 3-0 (0-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, Fra) 5, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 30, 
Milan Stepanov (Trasbonspor, Tur) 4, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 52, Igor 
Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 44, Nenad Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade) 9, 
Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 66, Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 32 [Ivan 
Ergic (Basel, Swi) 7], Aleksandar Trisovic (Red Star Belgrade) 4 [Sasa Ilic 
(Galatasaray, Tur) 36], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 8 [Danko Lazovic 
(Vitesse, Hol) 9], Nikola Zigic (Racing Santander, Spa) 18 – coach: Xavier 
Clemente 5
ARM: Kasparov, Hovsepyan, Arzumanyan, Dokhoyan, Nazaryan, Melikyan, Melkonyan,
A. Mkrtchyan, Aram Hakobyan (Arthur Minasyan), Manucharyan (Tigranyan), 
Shangeldyan (N. Erzrumyan) – coach: Ian Porterfield
Goals: Stankovic (54’ pen.), Lazovic (62’), Zigic (90’)
Booked: Stankovic (Srb); Nazaryan (Arm)

# 6 (640), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, November 15, friendly, attendance: 15,000, 
referee: Georgios Kasnaferis (Gre)
Serbia – Norway 1-1 (1-1)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes, Fra) 6, Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiva Moscow, 
Rus) 3, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 22 [Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk,
Ukr) 45], Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 53 [Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 31],
Dusko Tosic (Socheaux, Fra) 1, Nenad Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade) 10, Dejan 
Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 67 [Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth, Eng) 32], Ivan Ergic 
(Basel, Swi) 8, Bosko Jankovic (Mallorca, Spa) 1 [Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, 
Ukr) 13], Aleksandar Trisovic (Red Star Belgrade) 5 [Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, 
Rus) 1], Nikola Zigic (Racing Santander, Spa) 19 {D  [Danko Lazovic (Vitesse, 
Hol) 10] – coach: Xavier Clemente 6
NOR: Opdal, Rambek (Vidar), Hagen, Kipe, J. A. Rise, Stromstad (B. H. Rise), 
Grindajm (Soli), Haestad, Moen (Arst), Iversen (Hof), Carew (Nevland)
Goals: Vidic (‘6) (Srb); Carew (’22) (Nor)
Booked: Stankovic (Srb)
Xavier Clemente tried several players from U-21 team that just qualified for the 
2007 European U-21 championship.

2007

# 7 (641), Almaty (Kaz), Central Stadium, March 24, 2008 European Championship 
qualifier, attendance: 23,000, referee: Vladimir Hrinak (Svk)
Kazakhstan – Serbia 2-1 (0-0)
KAZ: Loria, Smakov, Kuchma, Zhalmagambetov, F. Irismetov, Skorykh, Sergienko 
(Chiculin), Baltiev, Suyumagambetov (Finonchenko), Zhumaskaliyev, Ashirbekov 
(Byakov) – coach Arno Pijpers
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Vitesse, Hol) 7, Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 14,
Milan Stepanov (Trasbonspor, Tur) 5, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 23,
Dusko Tosic (Socheaux, Fra) 2, Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 11, Ivan Ergic (Basel,
Swi) 9 [Ognjen Koroman (Red Star Belgrade) 33], Bosko Jankovic (Mallorca, Spa) 2,
Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 2, Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 9 [Danko 
Lazovic (Vitesse, Hol) 11], Nikola Zigic (Racing Santander, Spa) 20 – coach: 
Xavier Clemente 7
Goals: Ashirbekov (’47), Zhumaskaliyev (’61) (Kaz); Zigic (’68) (Srb)
Booked: Loria. F. Irismetov, Baltiev (Kaz); Vidic, Krasic (Srb)
Sent off: Zigic (Srb)
This was Serbia’s first defeat as an independent nation.
 
# 8 (642), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, March 28, 2008 Euroepan Championship 
qualifier, attendance: 55,000, referee: Bertrand Layec (Fra)
Serbia – Portugal 1-1 (1-1)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Vitesse, Hol) 8, Dusko Tosic (Socheaux, Fra) 3 [Danko 
Lazovic (Vitesse, Hol) 12], Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 24, Ivica 
Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 32, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 54, Igor Duljaj 
(Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 46, Bosko Jankovic (Mallorca, Spa) 3 [Ognjen Koroman 
(Red Star Belgrade) 34], Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 12, Milos Krasic (CSKA 
Moscow, Rus) 3, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 68 [Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, 
Ukr) 15], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 10 - coach: Xavier Clemente 8
POR: Ricardo, Paulo Ferreira, Jorge Andrade, Luis Miguel (Marco Caneira), 
Ricardo Carvalho, Petit, Joao Moutinho (Raul Meireles), Tiago, Cristiano 
Ronaldo, Nuno Gomes (Ricardo Quaresma), Siamao – coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Goals: Tiago (‘5) (Por); Jankovic (’37) (Srb)
Booked: Stankovic, Pantelic, Jankovic, Dragutinovic (Srb); Ronaldo, Ferreira, 
Carvalho (Por)
 
# 9 (643), Helsinki (Fin), Olimpic Stadium, June 2, Euro 2008 qualifier, 
attendance: 35,000, referee: Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez (Spa)
Finland – Serbia 0-2 (0-1)
SRB:  Vladimir Stojkovic (Vitesse, Hol) 9, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, 
Spa) 33, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 55, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United,
Eng) 25, Antonio Rukavina (Partizan Belgrade) 1, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 69,
Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 13, Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 1, 
Bosko Jankovic (Mallorca, Spa) 4 [Danko Lazovic (Vitesse, Hol) 13], Marko 
Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 11 [Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 1],
Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 4 [Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 47] 
– coach: Xavier Clemente 9
FIN: Jaaskalainen, Kallio, Hyypia, Tihinen, Pasanen, Vayrynen, Ilola, 
Heikkinen, Tainio (Kolkka), Forssell (Johansson), Kuqi (Litmanen) – coach: 
Roy Hodgson
Goals: Jankovic (3’), Jovanovic (86’)
Booked: Hyypia (Fin); Stankovic, Kovacevic (Srb)
 
# 10 (644), Brussels (Bel), Roi Baudouin, August 22, Euro 2008 qualifier, 
attendance: 20,000, referee: Terje Hauge (Nor)
Belgium – Serbia 3-2 (2-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 10, Antonio Rukavina (Partizan
Belgrade) 2, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 26, Mladen Krstajic 
(Schalke, Ger) 56, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 34, Nenad Kovacevic 
(Lens, Fra) 14, Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 2, Bosko Jankovic 
(Palermo, Ita) 5, Ognjen Koroman (Red Star Belgrade) 35 [Milos Krasic 
(CSKA Moscow, Rus) 5], Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 14 [Milan Smiljanic 
(Espanol, Spa) 1], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 12 [Milan Jovanovic 
(Standard Liege, Bel) 2] – coach: Xavier Clemente 10
BEL: Stijnen, Simons, Hoefkens, Vermaelen, Kompany, Mundingayi, Goor, 
Geraerts, Mirallas (Vanden Borre), Dembelle (Lombaerts), Defour (Mbo Mpenza) 
– coach: Rene Vandereycken
Goals: Dembelle (10’, 89’), Mirallas (30’) (Bel); Kuzmanovic (73’, 91’) (Srb)
Booked: Goor (Bel); Vidic, Krstajic (Srb)
 
# 11 (645), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, September 8, Euro 2008 qualifier, 
attendance: 10,000, referee: Eric Braamhaar (Hol)
Serbia – Finland 0-0
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 11, Antonio Rukavina (Partizan
Belgrade) 3, Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiva Moscow, Rus) 4, Ivica Dragutinovic 
(Sevilla, Spa) 35, Dusko Tosic (Werder Bremen, Ger) 4 [Zoran Tosic (Banat 
Zrenjanin) 1], Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 15, Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, 
Ita) 3, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 70, Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 6 
[Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 3], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 6, 
Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 15 [Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 21] – 
coach: Xavier Clemente 11
FIN: Jaaskalainen, Pasanen, Hyypia, Tihinen, Kuivasto, Nurmela, Tainio, 
Heikkinen, Eremenko Jr. (Forssell), Sjolund, Johansson (Wiss) – coach: 
Roy Hodgson
Booked: Jankovic, Z. Tosic (Srb); Hyypia, Tainio (Fin)
 
# 12 (646), Lisbon (Por), Jose Alvade Stadium, September 12, Euro 2008 
qualifier, attendance: 53,000
referee: Markus Merk (Ger)
Portugal – Serbia 1-1 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 12, Antonio Rukavina (Partizan
Belgrade) 4, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 36, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester 
United, Eng) 27, Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiva Moscow, Rus) 5, Zoran Tosic 
(Banat Zrenjanin) 2 [Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 22], Dejan Stankovic (Inter,
Ita) 71, Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 16, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 7 
[Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 13], Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, 
Ita) 4 [Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 48], Milan Jovanovic (Standard 
Liege, Bel) 4 – coach: Xavier Clemente 12
POR: Ricardo, Paulo Ferreira, Fernando Meira, Bruno Alves, Bosingwa, Petit, 
Deco (Joao Moutinho), Maniche (Raul Meireles), Cristiano Ronaldo, Nuno Gomes
(Ricardo Quaresma), Simao – coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Goals: Simao 11’ (Por), Ivanovic 87’ (Srb)
Booked: Petit (Por); Stojkovic, Dragutinovic, Vidic (Srb)
 
# 13 (647), Yerevan (Arm), Republican Stadium, October 13, Euro 2008 
qualifier, attendance: 10,000, referee: Stefan Johannesson (Swe)
Armenia – Serbia 0-0
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 13, Antonio Rukavina (Partizan
Belgrade) 5, Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiva Moscow, Rus) 6, Milan Stepanov 
(Porto, Por) 6, Dusko Tosic (Werder Bremen, Ger) 5, Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, 
Fra) 17, Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 5 [Zoran Tosic (Banat Zrenjanin) 3], 
Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 72, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 8 [Bosko 
Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 7], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 14 [Danko 
Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 16], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 23 – coach: 
Xavier Clemente 13
ARM: Berezovsky, Hovsepyan, Arzumanyan, Dokhoyan, Al. Tadevosyan, Pachajyan,
A. Voskanyan (Khachatryan), Arakelyan, Karamyan, Mkhitaryan (Hakobyan), 
Melkonyan (Zebelyan) – coach: V. Minasyan
Booked: Mkhitaryan, Arakelyan (Arm); Stankovic, Rukavina, Stepanov (Srb)
 
# 14 (648), Baku (Aze), Republic Stadium, October 17, Euro 2008 qualifier, 
attendance: 7,000
referee: Thomas Einwaller (Aut)
Azerbaijan – Serbia 1-6 (1-4)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 14, Milan Bisevac (Lens, Fra) 3, 
Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiva Moscow, Rus) 7, Antonio Rukavina (Partizan 
Belgrade) 6, Dusko Tosic (Werder Bremen, Ger) 6, Zoran Tosic (Banat Zrenjanin) 4, 
Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 49, Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 8 
[Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 17], Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 18 
[Milan Smiljanic (Espanol, Spa) 2], Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 6, 
Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 24 [Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 15] – 
coach: Xavier Clemente 14
AZE: Valiyev (Hasanzade), S. Abbasov, R. Guliyev, Gashimov (Bakhshiev), 
Imamaliev (Ismaylov), E. Guliyev, Gurbanov, Chertoganov, R. Abbasov, Aliyev, 
Branimir Subasic – coach: Diniyev
Goals: Aliyev 26’ (Aze); D. Tosic 4’, Zigic 22’, 42’, Jankovic 41’, 
       Smiljanic 75’, Lazovic 84’ (Srb)
Booked: Imamaliev, Bakhshiev (Aze); Kuzmanovic (Srb)
Note: Branimir Subasic is a Serb footballer who took Azerbaijani citizenship.
 
# 15 (649), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, November 21, Euro 2008 qualifier, 
attendance: 20,000
referee: Massimo Busacca (Swi)
Serbia – Poland 2-2 (0-1)
SRB: Vlada Avramov (Treviso, Ita) 1, Antonio Rukavina (Partizan Belgrade) 7, 
Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiva Moscow, Rus) 8, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, 
Ger) 57 [Dusko Tosic (Werder Bremen, Ger) 7], Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, 
Spa) 37, Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 7, Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, 
Fra) 19, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 50 [Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, 
Hol) 18], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 9 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 9], 
Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 5, Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 25 – 
coach: Xavier Clemente 15
POL: Fabianski, Wasilewski, Bak (Zewlakow), Jop, Wawrzyniak, Lobodzinski, 
Lewandowski, Bronowicki, Murawski, Kosowski (Zahorski), Rasiak (Matusiak) – 
coach: Leo Beenhakker
Goals: Zigic 69’, Lazovic 71’ (Srb); Murawski 28’, Matusiak 47’ (Pol)
Booked: Rukavina, Lazovic (Srb); Bak, Wawrzyniak (Pol)
 
# 16 (650), Belgrade, FC Partizan Stadium, November 24, Euro 2008 qualifier, 
attendance: 1,000
referee: Kyros Vassaras (Gre)
Serbia – Kazakhstan 1-0 (0-0)
SRB: Vlada Avramov (Treviso, Ita) 2, Ivan Stevanovic (OFK Belgrade) 1, Dusan 
Andjelkovic (Red Star Belgrade) 1, Djordje Tutoric (Red Star Belgrade) 1, 
Branislav Ivanovic (Lokomotiva Moscow, Rus) 9, Gojko Kacar (Vojvodina Novi 
Sad) 1, Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk, Ukr) 51, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, 
Rus) 10 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 10], Ranko Despotovic (Vojvodina Novi 
Sad) 1, Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 6 [Stefan Babovic (OFK 
Belgrade) 1], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 26 [Ljubomir Fejsa (Hajduk Kula) 1] 
– coach: Xavier Clemente 16
KAZ: Loria, Smakov, Skorykh, Zhalmagambetov, Nurdauletov, Lyapkin (Zhumaskaliyev), 
Irismetov, Baltiev (Ashirbekov), Karpovitch, Byakov, Suyumagambetov (Ostapenko) – 
coach: Pijpers
Goal: Ostapenko (own goal, 79’)
Booked: Krasic, Kacar (Srb); Byakov, Baltiev, Zhalmagambetov (Kaz)
Note: Xavier Clemente tried out a lot of debutants in this meaningless 
      match. Serbia failed to qualify for the 2008 European Football 
      Championship. Miroslav Djukic took over as the coach of the national 
      team. As a player, he played for Yugoslavia at the 1998 World Cup and
      Euro 2000. As a coach, he coached the Serbian U-21 team to 2nd place
      at the 2007 European U-21 championship.

 1.POLAND          14  8  4  2  24-12 28
 2.PORTUGAL        14  7  6  1  24-10 27
 3.Serbia          14  6  6  2  22-11 24  [2 1 1 0 2-0 4]
 4.Finland         14  6  6  2  13- 7 24  [2 0 1 1 0-2 1]
 5.Belgium         14  5  3  6  14-16 18
 6.Kazakhstan      14  2  4  8  11-21 10
 7.Armenia         12  2  3  7   4-13  9
 8.Azerbaijan      12  1  2  9   6-28  5
 
 
 
2008
 
# 17 (651), Skopje (Mac), Gradski Stadium, February 6, friendly, attendance: 
10,000, referee: Georgiev (Bul)
Macedonia – Serbia 1-1 (0-1)
SRB: Radisa Ilic (OFK Belgrade) 1 [Damir Kahriman (Konyaspor, Tur) 1], 
Antonio Rukavina (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 8 [Pavle Ninkov (Red Star Belgrade) 1], 
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 28 [Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 2], 
Nemanja Rnic (Partizan Belgrade) 2, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 38 
[Dusko Tosic (Werder Bremen, Ger) 8], Milan Smiljanic (Espanol, Spa) 3, 
Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 8 [Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 20],
Zoran Tosic (Partizan Belgrade) 5 [Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 11], 
Miralem Sulejmani (Heerenveen, Hol) 1 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 11], 
Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 27 [Stefan Babovic (Nantes, Fra) 2], Danko 
Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 19 [Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 7] – 
coach: Miroslav Djukic 1
MAC: Milosevski (Pacovski), Noveski, Popov, Sedlovski (Grncarev), Mitreski, 
Georgievski (Grozdanovski), Sumilikoski (Jancevski), Maznov, Tasevski 
(Polozani), Lazarevski, Pandev (Stojkov) –coach: Srecko Katanec
Goals: Noveski 58’ (Mac); Lazovic 43’ (Srb)
Booked: Noveski (Mac); Kuzmanovic (Srb)
 
# 18 (652), Kiev (Ukr), Valery Lobanovsky Stadium, March 26, friendly, 
attendance: 8,000 referee: Romans Lajuks (Lat)
Ukraine – Serbia 2-0 (0-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 15, Antonio Rukavina (Borussia 
Dortmund, Ger) 9, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 10, Nemanja Vidic 
(Manchester United, Eng) 29 [Nemanja Rnic (Partizan Belgrade) 3], Aleksandar 
Lukovic (Udinese, Ita) 9, Milan Smiljanic (Espanol, Spa) 4 [Nenad Kovacevic 
(Lens, Fra) 21], Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 9, Dejan Stankovic 
(Inter, Ita) 73 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 12], Miralem Sulejmani 
(Heerenveen, Hol) 2 [Zoran Tosic (Partizan Belgrade) 6], Nikola Zigic 
(Valencia, Spa) 28 [Sasa Ilic (Red Bull Salzburg, Aut) 37], Danko Lazovic 
(PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 20 [Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 8] – coach: 
Miroslav Djukic 2
UKR: Kernozenko, Nesmachniy, Chigrinsky, Mandzyuk, Dopilka, Tymoschuk, 
Golaido (Vorobei), Husyev (Hai), Nazarenko, Voronin (Milevsky), Shevchenko 
(Hladky) – coach: Oleksiy Mikhaylichenko
Goals: Shevcheno 54’, Nazarenko 57’
Booked: Voronin (Ukr); Vidic, Lazovic, Zigic (Srb)
 
# 19 (653), Dublin (Ire), Croke Park, May 24, friendly, attendance: 42,500, 
referee: Lee Evans (Wal)
Ireland – Serbia 1-1 (0-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 16, Antonio Rukavina (Borussia
Dortmund, Ger) 10, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 11, Slobodan Rajkovic 
(PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 1, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 39, Milan Smiljanic
(Espanol, Spa) 5 [Nenad Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 22], Zdravko Kuzmanovic 
(Fiorentina, Ita) 10, Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 13, Stefan Babovic 
(Nantes, Fra) 3 [Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 16], Sasa Ilic (Red Bull 
Salzburg, Aut) 38 [Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin) 3], Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, 
Hol) 21 [Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 16] – coach: Miroslav Djukic 3
IRL: Dean Kiely, Richard Dunne, Stephen Kelly, Paul McShane, Damien Delaney, 
Damien Duff, Liam Miller, Glenn Whelan, Stephen Hunt (Andrew Keogh), Robbie 
Keane (Daryl Murphy), Kevin Doyle (Shane Long) – coach: Giovanni Trapattoni
Goals: Pantelic 75’ (Srb); Keogh 90’ (Irl)
Booked: Lazovic, Kuzmanovic, Ivanovic, Dragutinovic (Srb)
 
# 20 (654), Burghausen (Ger), Wacker Arena, May 28, friendly, attendance: 4,000,
referee: Wolfgang Stark (Ger)
Russia – Serbia 2-1 (1-1)
SRB: Vladimir Disljenkovic (Metalurh Donetsk, Ukr) 2, Pavle Ninkov (Red Star 
Belgrade) 2 [Antonio Rukavina (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 11], Slobodan Rajkovic
(PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 2, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 30 [Branislav 
Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 12], Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Ita) 1, Nenad 
Kovacevic (Lens, Fra) 23, Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin) 4 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic 
(Fiorentina, Ita) 11], Dejan Milovanovic (Red Star Belgrade) 1 [Sasa Ilic 
(Red Bull Salzburg, Aut) 39], Zoran Tosic (Partizan Belgrade) 7, Ranko 
Despotovic (Rapid Bucharest, Rom) 2 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 14], 
Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 17 [Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 29] – 
coach: Miroslav Djukic 4
RUS: Igor Akinfeev, Denis Kolodin, Alexander Anyukov (Vasili Berezutsky), 
Roman Shirkov, Sergei Semak, Diniyar Bilaletdinov (Dmitry Torbinsky), 
Konstantin Zurianov, Yuriy Zhirkov (Renat Yanbaev), Igor Semshov (Ivan Saenko), 
Pavel Pogrebniak (Roman Pavlyuchenko), Dmitry Sychev (Vladimir Bystrov) – 
coach: Guus Hiddink
Goals: Pogrebniak 12’, Pavlyuchenko 48’ (Rus); Pantelic 41’ (Srb)
Booked: Zhirkov (Rus); Jankovic (Srb)
 
# 21 (655), Gelsenkirchen (Ger), Veltins Arena, May 31, friendly, attendance:
53,951, referee: Fredy Fautrel (Fra)
Germany – Serbia 2-1 (0-1)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 17, Antonio Rukavina (Borussia
Dortmund, Ger) 12, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 13, Nemanja Vidic 
(Manchester United, Eng) 31, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 40, Stefan 
Babovic (Nantes, Fra) 4, Milan Smiljanic (Espanol, Spa) 6, Sasa Ilic (Red 
Bull Salzburg, Aut) 40 [Dejan Milovanovic (Red Star Belgrade) 2], Zdravko 
Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 12, Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 15 [Zoran 
Tosic (Partizan Belgrade) 8], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 18 [Danko 
Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 22 – coach: Miroslav Djukic 5
GER: Jens Lehmann, Philipp Lahm (Lukas Podolski), Per Mertesacker (Arne 
Friedrich), Christoph Metzelder, Marcell Jansen (Heiko Westermann), Clemens 
Fritz, Michael Ballack, Torsten Frings (Simon Rolfes), Bastian Schweinsteiger
(David Odonkor), Mario Gomez, Kevin Kuranyi (Oliver Neuville) – coach: 
Joachim Loew
Goals: Neuville 74’, Ballack 82’ (Ger); Jankovic 18’ (Srb)
Booked: Ivanovic (Srb)

# 22 (656), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, September 6, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 12,000, referee: Alexey Nikolaev (Rus)
Serbia – Faroe Islands 2-0 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Disljenkovic (Metalurh Donetsk, Ukr) 3, Antonio Rukavina (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 13, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 32,
Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 41, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 1, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 74, Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 1
[Sasa Ilic (Red Bull Salzburg, Aut) 41], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 12, Zoran Tosic (Partizan Belgrade) 9 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 16],
Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 19 [Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 23], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 30 – coach: Radomir Antic 1
Goals: Jacobsen (29’, OG), Zigic (87’)
Booked: Zigic (Srb); Lokin, Tor Nes (For)
Sent off: Tor Nes (For)
Before this game, Radomir Antic was named Serbia’s coach as Miroslav Djukic was fired due to poor results at the 2008 Olympic tournament. It is
interesting that Antic is the only individual who has coached Real Madric, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. As a player he was a regular with Partizan
Belgrade and had one international appearance for Yugoslavia.
 
# 23 (657), Saint-Denis (Fra), Stade de France, September 10, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 53,027, referee: Olegario Benquerenca (Por)
France – Serbia 2-1 (0-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon) 18, Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 58, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 33,
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 14, Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 17, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 75 [Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 5],
Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 13, Ivan Ergic (Basel, Swi) 10 [Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa 31], Dusko Tosic (Werder Bremen, Ger) 9,
Miralem Sulejmani (Ajax, Hol) 3 [Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 13], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 20 – coach: Radomir Antic 2
FRA: Mandanda, Sagna, Abidal, Gallas, Georcuff (Flamini), Govou (A. Diarra), Benzema (Anelka), Henry, Clichy, Toulalan, L. Diarra – coach: Domenech
Goals: Henry 54’, Anelka 64’ (Fra); Ivanovic 76’ (Srb)
Booked: Ivanovic (Srb)
 
# 24 (658), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, October 11, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 22,000, referee: Mejuto Gonzalez (Spa)
Serbia – Lithuania 3-0 (2-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon) 19, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 15, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 42
[Mladen Krstajic (Schalke, Ger) 59], Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 34, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 2, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 76,
Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 2, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 14 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 18], Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 9,
Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 32, Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 21 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 14] – coach: Radomir Antic 3
Goals: Ivanovic 6’, Krasic 34’, Zigic 82’
Booked: Ksanavicius (Lit); Stankovic, Vidic (Srb)
Sent off: Klimavicius (Lit)
Note: Nikola Zigic missed a penalty.
 
# 25 (659), Vienna (Aut), Ernst Happel Stadium, October 15, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 48,000, referee: Michael Riley (Eng)
Austria – Serbia 1-3 (0-3)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon) 20, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 16, Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese, Ita) 10, Nemanja Vidic
(Manchester United, Eng) 35, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 3, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 77 [Bosko Jankovic (Palermo, Ita) 19],
Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 3 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 15], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 15, Milan Jovanovic
(Standard Liege, Bel) 10, Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 33, Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 22 [Zoran Tosic (Partizan Belgrade) 10] –
Coach: Radomir Antic 4
Goals: Krasic 14’, Jovanovic 18’, Obradovic 24’ (Srb); Janko 80’ (Aut)
Booked: Obradovic (Srb); Ivanschitz (Aut)
 
# 26 (660), Belgrade, Partizan Stadium, November 19, friendly, attendance: 8,000, referee: Peter Sippel (Ger)
Serbia – Bulgaria 6-1 (4-1)
SRB: Vladimir Disljenkovic (Metalurh Donetsk, Ukr) 4, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 17 [Antonio Rukavina (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 14],
Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese, Ita) 11, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 36 [Igor Djuric (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1], Aleksandar Kolarov 2 (Lazio, Ita),
Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 16, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 78 [Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 6], Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 4
[Ivan Ergic (Basel, Swi) 11], Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 11 [Zoran Tosic (Partizan Belgrade) 11], Savo Milosevic (Rubin Kazan, Rus) 102
[Dragan Mrdja (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1], Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 24 – coach: Radomir Antic 5
BUL: Petkov, Milanov (Manolov), Tunchev (Kotev), Iliev, Venkov (Minev), Petrov (Stojanov), Jankov (Janev), Dimitrov, Georgiev, Rangelov, Berbatov
(Mirkov) – coach: Plamen Markov
Goals: Jovanovic 9’, 25’, Milosevic 27’, 33’, Milijas 56’, Lazovic 67’ (Srb); Georgiev 20’ (Bul)
Booked: Stankovic (Srb)
This game was Savo Milosevic’s farewell, where he scored 2 goals and missed 2 penalties. He previously retired from the national team at the age of 33
following the 2006 World Cup. He had also played at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. At Euro 2000, he was the joint top scorer alongside the Dutchman
Patrick Kluivert. Both scored five goals, but Milosevic had one game less. He played 102 matches for the national team and scored 37 goals.
 
# 27 (661), Antalia (Tur), Marden Stadium, December 14, friendly, attendance: 100, referee: Selcuk Dereli (Tur)
Serbia – Poland 0-1 (0-0)
SRB: Bojan Isailovic (Cukaricki) 1 [Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 21], Miroslav Vulicevic (Javor Ivanjica) 1, Igor Djuric (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 2,
Nenad Tomovic (Red Star Belgrade) 1, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 4 [Nemanja Pejcinovic (Rad Belgrade) 1], Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 5
[Bojan Zajic (Valerenga, Nor) 2], Miljan Mutavdzic (Javor Ivanjica) 1, Nemanja Matic (Kosice, Svk) 1, Dusan Tadic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1 [Darko Lazovic
(Borac Cacak) 1], Milos Bogunovic (Partizan Belgrade) 1 [Aleksandar Jevtic (OFK Belgrade) 1], Danijel Aleksic (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 1 [Dragan Mrdja
(Vojvodina Novi Sad) 2] – coach: Radomir Antic 6
Goal: Boguski (Pol)
Booked: Aleksic, Lazovic, Zajic (Srb); Lukasevic (Pol)
Radomir Antic tried out a lot of players from the domestic league. Bojan Zajic received his first call-up since 2004.

 

2009
 
# 28 (662), Nicosia (Cyp), G.S.P. Stadium, February 10, four nations tournament semi-final, attendance: 250, referee: Kakos Anastasios (Gre)
Cyprus – Serbia 0-2 (0-2)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Getafe, Spa) 22, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 18, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 37, Ivica Dragutinovic
(Sevilla, Spa) 43 [Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Ita) 3], Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 5, Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 6 [Nemanja Matic
(Kosice, Svk) 2], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 79 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 16], Bosko Jankovic (Genoa, Ita) 20, Milan Jovanovic (Standard
Liege, Bel) 12 [Zoran Tosic (Manchester United, Eng)) 12], Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 25 [Igor Djuric (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 3], Miralem Sulejmani
(Ajax, Hol) 4 [Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 17] – coach: Radomir Antic 7
Goals: Jovanovic 25’, Lazovic 42’
Booked: Dragutinovic
 
# 29 (663), Nicosia (Cyp), G.S.P. Stadium, February 11, four nations tournament final, attendance: 300, referee: Leontios Trattou (Cyp)
Ukraine – Serbia 1-0 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Disljenkovic (Metalurh Donetsk, Ukr) 5, Antonio Rukavina (1860 Munich, Ger) 15, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 19, Ivica Dragutinovic
(Sevilla, Spa) 44, Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Ita) 4 [Igor Djuric (Vojvodina Novi Sad) 4], Miljan Mutavdzic (Javor Ivanjica) 2 [Zoran Tosic (Manchester
United, Eng) 13], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 80, Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 7 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 17], Milos Krasic
(CSKA Moscow, Rus) 18 [Bosko Jankovic (Genoa, Ita) 21], Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 13, Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 26 [Miralem
Sulejmani (Ajax, Hol) 5] – coach: Radomir Antic 8
UKR: Khudzhamov, Shevchuk, Mandzyuk, Tymoschuk, Rusol, Levchenko, Nazarenko, Kalynychenko (Ruslan Rotan), Pashayev (Chyhrynsky), Marko Devic (Seleznyov),
Voronin (Homenyuk) – coach: Mykhaylychenko
Goal: Nazarenko (Ukr)
Booked: Lazovic, Stankovic, Tosic (Srb); Voronin, Mandzyuk, Devic (Ukr)
Note: Marko Devic is actually a Serb who has been playing in Ukraine and became Ukrainian citizen so he can play for the Ukrainian national team.
 
# 30 (664), Constanta (Rom), Farul Stadium, March 28, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 12,000, referee: Matteo Trefoloni (Ita)
Romania – Serbia 2-3 (0-2)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Getafe, Spa) 23, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 20, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 38, Ivica Dragutinovic
(Sevilla, Spa) 45, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 6, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 81, Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 8, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow,
Rus) 19, Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 14 [Bosko Jankovic (Genoa, Ita) 22], Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 23 [Neven Subotic (Borussia
Dortmund, Ger) 1], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 34 – coach: Radomir Antic 9
ROM: Lobont, Contra, Tamas, Stoica, Rat, Radoi, Cocis (Niculae), Codrea (Tanase), Costea (Bucur), Marica, Mutu – coach: Victor Piturca
Goals: Jovanovic 19’, Stoica 44’ og, Ivanovic 55’ (Srb); Marica 55’, Stoica 74’ (Rom)
Booked: Zigic, Subotic (Srb); Mutu, Radoi, Costea, Tamas (Rom)
Note: Neven Subotic is a Serb from Bosnia who grew up in Germany and USA, and had played for the US youth selections. He started playing professionally
in Germany in 2006, when he was 18 years old. He was eligible to play at senior level for USA, Serbia, or Bosnia-Herzegovina. He chose to play for Serbia.
This game was his debut for the Serbian national team.
 
# 31 (665), Belgrade, Partizan Stadium, April 1, friendly, attendance: 17,890, referee: Perez (Spa)
Serbia – Sweden 2-0 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Disljenkovic (Metalurh Donetsk, Ukr) 6 [Bojan Isailovic (Cukaricki) 2], Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 7 [Aleksandar Kolarov
(Lazio, Ita) 5], Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 2, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 39), Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 21,
Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 15 [Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 1], Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 18, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 82
[Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 7], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 20, Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 27 [Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 24],
Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 35 [Bosko Jankovic (Genoa, Ita) 23] – coach: Radomir Antic 10
SWE: Isakkson, Nilsson (Johansson), Mellberg (Danijel Majstorovic), Hansson, Edman (Wendt), Lindgren, Wilhelmsson (Svensson), S. Larsson, Elm, Berg,
H. Larsson (Nannskog) – coach: Lars Lagerback
Goals: Zigic 1’, Jankovic 82’
 
# 32 (666), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, June 6, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 52,000, referee: Pieter Vink (Hol)
Serbia – Austria 1-0 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Getafe, Spa) 24, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 22, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 40 [Antonio Rukavina
(1860 Munich, Ger) 16], Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 3, Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 46, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 21,
Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 9, Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 83, Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 16 [Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 8],
Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 25, Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 28 [Bosko Jankovic (Genoa, Ita) 24] – coach: Radomir Antic 11
AUT: Gspurning, Stranzl, Aleksandar Dragovic, Schiemer, Ortlechner, Scharner, Pehlivan, Jantscher, Andreas Hoelzl (Lexa), Hoffer (Janko),
Maierhofer (Okotie) – coach: Dietmar Constantini
Goal: Milijas 7’ pen
Booked: Rukavina, Jankovic, Stankovic (Srb); Gspurning, Schiemer, Scharner, Lexa, Maierhofer (Aut)
 
# 33 (667), Torshavn (Fro), Torsvollur Stadium, June 10, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 2,896, referee: Meir Levi (Isr)
Faroe Islands – Serbia 0-2 (0-1)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Getafe, Spa) 25, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 23, Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 4, Aleksandar Lukovic
(Udinese, Ita) 12, Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Ita) 6, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 22 [Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 9], Zdravko Kuzmanovic
(Fiorentina, Ita) 19, Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 10, Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 17 [Miralem Sulejmani (Ajax, Hol) 6], Marko Pantelic
(Hertha Berlin, Ger) 26 [Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 29], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 36 – coach: Radomir Antic 12
FRO: Mikkelsen, Tor Nes, Davidsen, A Bo, Gregersen, Danielsen, Benjaminsen, Olsen (Petersen), Lokin, Holst (Flotum), Samulsen (Jacobsen) – coach: Kerr
Goals: Jovanovic 44’, Subotic 62’
Booked: Milijas (Srb); Danielsen (Fro)
 
# 34 (668), Pretoria (Saf), Super Stadium, August 12, friendly, attendance: 10,000, referee: Eddy Maillet (Sey)
South Africa – Serbia 1-3 (0-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Spa) 26, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 24, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 8 [Nenad Tomovic (Genoa, Ita) 2],
Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 5, Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese, Ita) 13, Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade) 1 [Antonio Rukavina
(1860 Munich, Ger) 17], Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 10 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Fiorentina, Ita) 20], Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 2
[Marko Milinkovic (Kosice, Svk) 1], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 23 [Zoran Tosic (Manchester United, Eng) 14), Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 18
[Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 30], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 37 – coach: Radomir Antic 13
SAF: Khune (Fernandez), Gaxa, Mokoena (Khumalo), Booth, Masilela (Thwala), Sibaya, Dikgacoi (Mhlongo), Modise, Pienaar (Mashego), van Heerden (Henyekane),
Mphela – coach: Sanatana
Goals: Tosic 56’, 77’, Lazovic 68’ (Srb); Mphela 90’ (Saf)
 
# 35 (669), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, September 9, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 52,000, referee: Roberto rosette (Ita)
Serbia – France 1-1 (1-1)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 27, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 25, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 9, Aleksandar Lukovic
(Udinese, Ita) 14, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 41, Nenad Milijas (Red Star Belgrade) 11 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Stuttgart, Ger) 21], Dejan Stankovic
(Inter, Ita) 84, Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 11 [Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 3], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 24, Milan Jovanovic
(Standard Liege, Bel) 19 [Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 31], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 38 – coach: Radomir Antic 14
FRA: Lloris, Sagna, Abidal, Gallas, L. Diarra, Gourcuff (A. Diarra), Anelka, Gignac (Mandanda), Henry (Ribery), Evra, Toulalan – coach: Raymond Domenech
Goals: Milijas 13’ pen (Srb); Henry 31’ (Fra)
Booked: Stankovic, Jovanovic, Kuzmanovic (Srb); Evra, Abidal, Diarra (Fra)
Sent off: Lazovic (Srb); Lloris (Fra)
Note: Serbia scored from a penalty that was caused by France’s goalkeeper Lloris when he fouled Serbia’s Zigic. Lloris was sent off.
 
# 36 (670), Belgrade, Red Star Stadium, October 10, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 50,000, referee: Costas Kapitanis (Gre)
Serbia – Romania 5-0 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 28, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 26, Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Ita) 7, Aleksandar Lukovic
(Udinese, Ita) 15 [Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 47], Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 42 [Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 6],
Nenad Milijas (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Eng) 12 [Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Stuttgart, Ger) 22], Dejan Stankovic (Inter, Ita) 85, Milos Krasic
(CSKA Moscow, Rus) 25, Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 20, Marko Pantelic (Ajax, Hol) 27, Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 39 – coach: Radomir Antic 15
ROM: Coman, Maftei, Rat, Chivu, Radoi, Apostol, Ghioane (Bucur), Varga, Adrian Cristea, Mutu (Andrei Cristea), Marica (Goian) – coach: Razvan Lucescu
Goals: Zigic 37’, Pantelic 50’, Kuzmanovic 78’, Jovanovic 87’, 90’
Booked: Lukovic, Kuzmanovic, Stankovic (Srb); Cristea, Rat, Varga, Mutu (Rom)
Sent off: Chivu (Rom)
With this win, Serbia guaranteed itself a place at the 2010 World Cup.
 
# 37 (671), Marijampole (Lit), Mariampole Stadium, October 14, World Cup qualifying, attendance: 2,000, referee: Anton Guenov (Bul)
Lithuania – Serbia 2-1 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Disljenkovic (Metalurh Donetsk, Ukr) 7, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 27, Ivan Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade) 10 [Aleksandar Lukovic
(Udinese, Ita) 16], Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla, Spa) 48, Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 7, Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 12, Radosav
Pertovic (Partizan Belgrade) 2, Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 26 [Zoran Tosic (Manchester United, Eng) 15], Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 21,
Marko Pantelic (Ajax, Hol) 28 [Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 4], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 40 – coach: Radomir Antic 16
LIT: Karchemarskas, Dedura, Klimavicius, Stankevicius, Kijanskas, Panka, Mikoliunas (Luksa), Kalonas (Razanauskas), Ivaskevicius, Pilibaitis, Sernas
(Trakys) – coach: Jose Couceiro (Por)
Goals: Kalonas 19’ pen, Stankevicius 69’ pen (Lit); Tosic 60’ (Srb)
Booked: Mikoliunas (Lit); Subotic, Obradovic, Tosic, Dragutinovic (Srb)
Note: Serbia conceded both goals from penalties in a game that was played in heavy rain. Despite this defeat, Serbia successfully finished the 2010 World Cup
qualifying campaign by winning the group.  Serbia qualified for its first big tournament as an independent nation.
 
1.  Serbia         10  7  1  2  22-8   22
2.  France         10  6  3  1  18-9   21
3.  Austria        10  4  2  4  14-15  14
4.  Lithuania      10  4  0  6  10-11  12
5.  Romania        10  3  3  4  12-18  12
6.  Faroe Islands  10  1  1  8  5-20   4
 
# 38 (672), Belfast (Nir), Windsor Park, November 14, friendly, attendance: 13,500, referee: Albert Toussaint (Lux)
Northern Ireland – Serbia 0-1 (0-0)
SRB: Bojan Isailovic (Cukaricki) 3, Antonio Rukavina (1860 Munich, Ger), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Ita) 8 [Jagos Vukovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 1],
Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese, Ita) 17, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 43 [Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 8], Zdravko Kuzmanovic
(Stuttgart, Ger) 23 [Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 13], Nenad Milijas (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Eng) 13 [Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 5],
Zoran Tosic (Manchester United, Eng) 16, Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade) 3, Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 22 [Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 27],
Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 32 [Dejan Lekic (Red Star Belgrade) 1] – coach: Radomir Antic 17
NIR: Maik Taylor (Jonathan Tuffey), Jonathan Evans (Grant McCann), Aaron Hughes, Stephen Craigan, George McCartney, Niall McGinn (Pat McCourt), Steven Davis,
Chris Baird, Chris Brunt (Michael O’Connor), Warren Feeny (David Healy), Kyle Lafferty (Andrew Kirk) – coach: Nigel Worthington
Goal: Lazovic 57’
Booked: Petrovic (Srb)
 
# 39 (673), London (Eng), Craven Cottage, November 18, friendly, attendance: 8,000, referee: Stuart Attwell (Eng)
Serbia – South Korea 1-0 (1-0)
SRB: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon, Por) 29, Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, Eng) 28, Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese, Ita) 18 [Jagos Vukovic
(PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 2], Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund, Ger) 9, Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, Eng) 44 [Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio, Ita) 9],
Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Stuttgart, Ger) 24 [Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade) 4], Nenad Milijas (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Eng) 14
[Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin, Ger) 14], Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow, Rus) 28, Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege, Bel) 23 [Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev, Ukr) 6],
Danko Lazovic (PSV Eindhoven, Hol) 33 [Zoran Tosic (Manchester United, Eng) 17], Nikola Zigic (Valencia, Spa) 41 – coach: Radomir Antic 18
Goal: Zigic 7’
Booked: Lee Chung-Yong (Kor)


 

 

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