Serbia is one of Brazil’s opposing teams in the Qatar World Cup in 2022. In group G, the teams will face each other on Thursday, November 24, for the competition’s debut. Fans want to meet Brazil’s rivals in the first round, so find out who is Serbia’s goalkeeper in Qatar.
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Who will be Serbia’s goalkeeper in the Qatar Cup?
Serbia’s first choice goalkeeper is 25-year-old Vanja Milinkovic-Savic. The player has defended Torino, Italy, since 2020 when he returned from loan to the Belgian squad Standard Liège.
Milinkovic-Savic is one of the great talents of Serbian football. He is the younger brother of Sergej Milinković-Savić, who defends Lazio, also in Italy.
The archer began his football career in the youth teams of GAK Juvenis, in Austria. He later moved to Serbia’s Vojvodina, where he earned his first professional shot in 2014. Since then, Vanja has had spells with teams including Manchester United, Lechia and Torino in 2017.
However, the club even loaned the player to teams like SPAL, Ascoli and Standard Liège. Now, he has remained in the squad since 2020 as a starter.
Milinkovic-Savic in the Serbia national team
The athlete is only 25 years old, but he has been Serbia’s main goalkeeper since 2021. Milinkovic-Savic has seven matches for the national team, between friendlies, qualifiers and also in the Nations League, according to data from the statistics portal Transfermarkt.
Milinkovic earned his first opportunity in 2021 when he debuted in a friendly against Qatar. Since then, he has made his place in the starting lineup.
His trajectory with the Serbia national team, however, is not recent. The athlete wears the colors of the national team since he was 16, when he joined the base categories in youth tournaments.
For the World Cup in Qatar, Savic should start almost every game. In addition to him, goalkeepers Dmitrovic, from Sevilla, and Predrag Rajkovic, from Mallorca, were also summoned.
Check out the Serbia squad.
Serbia matches at the 2022 World Cup
Serbia is in Group G with Brazil, Switzerland and Cameroon at the World Cup in Qatar. The cast is considered the second favorite to advance to the round of 16, after the Brazilian team.
Serbia’s first challenge is against the national team this Thursday, November 24, at Lusail Stadium, starting at four in the afternoon (Brasília time). Whoever wins guarantees the leadership of the group.
Remembering that only the first two of the bracket advance to the round of 16.
Brazil vs Serbia (1st round group G)
Thursday, 11/24 at 4pm (Brasília Time)
Where to watch: Globo, FIFA +, SporTV, Casimiro, Globoplay and Portal GE
Cameroon v Serbia (2nd round group G)
Monday, 11/28 at 07:00 (Brasília time)
Al Janoub Stadium
Where to watch: Globo, FIFA +, SporTV, Globoplay and Portal GE
Serbia v Switzerland (3rd round group G)
Friday, 12/02 at 4 pm (Brasília time)
Where to watch: FIFA +, SporTV, Globoplay and Portal GE