The six pots of teams were mixed and matched in today’s World Cup draw. The pots were formed according to the latest FIFA rankings, and were the following:

Pot 1: Germany (as the current champions), Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Romania, England, Wales, Spain, Croatia

Pot 2: Slovakia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pot 3: Ukraine, Scotland, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Albania, Northern Ireland, Serbia, Greece

Pot 4: Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, Montenegro, Estonia

Pot 5: Cyprus, Latvia, Armenia, Finland, Belarus, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldova

Pot 6: Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Andorra.


THE FINISHED GROUPS:

Group A: Netherlands, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, Luxembourg

Group B: Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia, Andorra

Group C: Germany, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan, San Marino

Group D: Wales, Austria, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Moldova, Georgia

Group E: Romania, Denmark, Poland, Montenegro, Armenia, Kazakhstan

Group F: England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Malta

Group G: Spain, Italy, Albania, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Liechtenstein

Group H: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus

Group I: Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland.

Among the legends participating in the big draw were Ronaldo (the real one), Eto’o, Fabio Cannavaro, Diego Forlan…

The young Serbian midfielder, and U20 World champion will be signing a contract for one of the most well known teams of the Serie A.  After talks with teams, such as Lazio, it was decided that Fiorentina’s offer was better for the player, who will be signing a five year long contract.

This is an important step for this 20 year-old talent, who has started a successful career in the Serbian Vojvodina, and then went onto the international market during the past summer, in Genk.

He scored 4 goals in 16 appearances for Vojvodina, and 5 goals in 24 games for Genk.

Fiorentina will be playing in the Europa League this season, which will be an important step in the career development of the player. Milinković Savić will also have the support of his future teammates, coming from the former Yugoslavian region, such as Tomović, Rebić, Bakić and Iličić.

The final price of the transfer is still unknown.

Radnčki iz Niša zabležio je svoja prva tri boda u novoj sezoni. Ekipa Milana Rastavca porazila je beogradski OFK, minimalnim rezultatom, od 1-0.

Foto: Web

Inspiration this time, coming all the way from Thailand.

Improvizovani fudbalski teren, na dokovima dalekog Tajlanda.

Source: Web

 

According to the sources at Il Messaggero, one of the most well known Serbian players, Nemanja Vidić, won’t be crossing over from Inter, to the neighbouring Roma.

Vidić, now 33 years-old, is the best paid player of the “Nerazzurri”. Despite that fact, he seems ready to leave, due to a supposed conflict with the coach, Roberto Mancini, that has left the former Manchester United captain sitting on the bench, during most of the past season.

The Serb has left the Premier League a legend, hoping to repeat the brilliant plays in Italy. With the season going by, it was obvious that the strong defender would have to look for a spot in the starting 11 some place else.  That fact was confirmed when Vidić wasn’t a part of this year’s Summer tour squad.

As the transfer window reaches its full swing, it’s only a matter of time when we find out the name of the new home for this well known centre-back.

Vaterpolisti Srbije su spremni za nove pobede. Ekipa selektora Dejana Savića ubrzo putuje za Kazanj, na ovogodišnje Svetsko prvenstvo, sa početkom od 27. jula.   Delfinima ostaje da ponovo opravdaju ulogu favorita, nakon osvojene treće uzastopne Svetske lige prošlog meseca u Italiji.


The Serbian water polo National Team performed a training session earlier today, as they are getting ready for the upcoming World Championship, that starts on the 27th of this month. The Dolphins seem ready to perform at full speed, towards their next podium.

The pictures used belong to Mondo.rs.

Some of the truly extraordinary ways football is being played in the world. Tonight, we get to be amazed by the life of sports in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

Dokaz da sport opstaje, bez obzira na mesto i vreme. Pogled na favele u Riju.

Još jedno lepo podsećanje… Na ONAJ govor. Ovako se stvaraju šampioni.

(One of many incredible speeches, by the now former U20 team coach, Veljko Paunovic, during the Mundialito in New Zealand. You were born for this!) 

Posle epskog uvoda na engleskom, red je da ispoštujem i svoj maternji jezik i nadam se, buduće čitaoce koji ga govore.

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Posebno kada je u pitanju JSL. O kojoj će svakako biti reči.

Tako da… Spremite se, polećemo.