Serbia's World Cup squad: Find out the full roster of team Serbia in Qatar

Serbia's World Cup squad: Find out the full roster of team Serbia in Qatar

Samuel Lisubila
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM

Serbia is making its third appearance in the most prestigious soccer tournament. After stunning Portugal in the qualifying round, they have high hopes to do the same in Qatar. Here is the 26-man squad representing the country in the competition.

Serbia World Cup squad
Serbians National Team during a football match in the Nations League, division B, group 4, against Sweden at the Stadium Friends Arena in Stockholm. Photo: Reinaldo Ubilla
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From making their debut in the World Cup in 2010, Serbia is a household name and stands a chance to come out as number one in the 22nd edition of the tournament. But first, here is a summary of the team's profile.

Full name

Serbia's National Football team


The Eagles (Орлови / Оrlovi)


Football Association of Serbia


UEFA (Europe)

Head coach

Dragan Stojković


Dušan Tadić

Most caps

Branislav Ivanović (105)

Top scorer

Aleksandar Mitrović (50)

FIFA code


FIFA ranking

21 as of 6 October 2022

World Cup appearances

12 (First in 1930)

Best World Cup performance

4th (1930, 1962)

Serbia's World Cup squad 2022

After an outstanding performance at the qualifying stages of the tournament, the team is expected to perform incredibly at the World Cup in Qatar. The 26-man squad representing the country is a strong squad that shows no doubt in any department on and off the pitch. Here is the full roster.

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Serbia World Cup squad
Serbia's national team celebrate a goal during the UEFA Nations League League B Group 4 match against Sweden at Stadion Rajko Mitic on 24 September 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic
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Marko Dmitrovic


Vanja Milinkovic-Savic


Predrag Rajkovic



Stefan Mitrovic


Strahinja Pavlovic

RB Salzburg

Milos Veljkovic

Werder Bremen

Filip Mladenovic

Legia Warsaw

Strahinja Erakovic

Red Star Belgrade

Srdjan Babic


Nikola Milenkovic



Filip Kostic


Nemanja Maksimovic


Sasa Lukic


Andrija Zivkovic


Darko Lazovic


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic


Nemandja Gudelj


Marko Grujic


Uros Racic


Ivan Ilic



Aleksandar Mitrovic


Filip Duricic


Luca Jovic


Dusan Tadic


Dusan Vlahovic


Nemanja Radonjic


Serbia's World Cup squad stars

Serbia's World Cup team age
Serbia during the UEFA Nations League match between Serbia v Russia at the Stadion Rajko Mitic on 18 November 2020 in Belgrade Serbia. Photo: Nikola Krstic
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The European team boasts amazing talent, with some of the best players in the best leagues in the world. Their manager has led them to the World Cup and has employed tactics that would favour and use the players' abilities to the fullest. After their heart-breaking penalty-shootout defeat over Scotland in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, he has employed a pronounced, faster-playing style centred around ball movement and change of pace.

Some of the team's best players include their most experienced goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic and Torino's Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who has six caps in International competitions. The squad also boasts a defensive pillar, with Strahinja Pavlovic leading the three-man defence alongside Milos Veljkovic and Nikola Milenkovic.

One strength of the team is the attacking prowess which has made them top their Nations League group and win promotion to group A. This would not have been possible without their two lethal attackers, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. The two are among the top strikers in their respective leagues and are expected to lead the line for Serbia in Qatar.

Serbia's World Cup squad announcement

Team Serbia World Cup 2022 jersey
Dragan Stojkovic the new head coach of the Serbian national team speaks to the media during an interview on 15 March 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic
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On Friday, 11 November, Dragan Stoijkovic, the team manager, announced his 26-man roster that would be heading to Qatar. This was after delaying the announcement to allow key players some time to recover from their injuries. As expected, the best players were chosen and will be facing the five-time champions, Brazil, in their first game of the tournament.

Serbia's World Cup team's average age

Serbia's national football team's players have an average age of 26.3. They have the perfect age range as they have an incredible blend of skill and experience that will boost their way to the finals.

Who is the best player for Serbia's football team?

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic is Serbia's best player, who is also the team's top scorer with 50 international goals. He has been included in the squad despite having an ankle injury which is expected to heal before the competition kicks off. Mitrovic comes fourth in the top scorer list in the Premier League as he goes to the World Cup, where he is expected to perform incredibly.

Who is Serbia's World Cup squad captain?

Dušan Tadić is Eagle's team captain, playing as a striker for the Dutch football team, Ajax.

Serbia World Cup squad 2022
Dusan Tadic celebrates 50 appearances with the Serbian national team at Olympic Grande Torino Stadium on 23 March 2018 in Turin, Italy. Photo: Massimiliano Ferraro
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This will be his second major tournament, and he is expected to be a powerful leader and a driving force to the others. He is an amazing player with 90 caps for the team and scoring 18 times.

Team Serbia World Cup 2022 jersey

In August 2022, Puma released the official kits for Serbia's national team that they will wear during the World Cup and the 2022-23 international football season. The jerseys are the first to bear the Football Association of Serbia crest. The home jerseys feature a red and gold colourway representing the roots and memory of the timeless success of a generation of players. It symbolically represents Serbia's passion and way of playing and inspires future generations.

The away jersey also features the new national team logo, dominated by a 'box' design where front numbers are placed. The jersey is predominantly white, with gold accents and bespoke front panel graphics to celebrate the country's football heritage.

Where has Serbia been placed in the 2022 World Cup?

The Eagles have been placed in Group G alongside Brazil, Cameroon, and Switzerland. They are a tough matchup to the others and are hopeful to progress beyond the group stage. The group will take place from 24 November, when Serbia faces Brazil, to 2 December, when Cameroon faces Brazil.

Where has Serbia been placed in the 2022 World Cup?
Serbia's starting eleven poses for a team photo before the UEFA Nations League match against Romania at the National Arena in Bucharest, Romania, 14 October 2018. Photo: Alex Nicodim
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The Serbia World Cup squad could not get any better. Stoijkovic, the team manager, has all the tools needed and is expected to deliver prominently. While Two of their strikers, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic, face injuries, they are expected back on the roster before the start of the tournament. Find out more about Serbia's roster here.

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