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EURO 2014: Focus on, Serbia

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National team of Serbia

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Journey:

 Serbia begun their journey in the qualification phase 2 with tight win against Russia in Nis, and away victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina. But they were shocked in Graz in the match against Austria which they lost but more stunning was the point that Austria took from them in Zrenjanin. When everybody saw Russia and Austria in the EURO 2014,  Serbia with another impressive tight victory in Astrakhan, Russia, and home victory against Bosnia and Herzegovina secured the first place in Group 7. As group winners from Pot 1 were assigned to Aarhus in Group C together with France, Poland and Russia.

Key Player(s):

vujin29 years old, right back, Marko Vujin started his professional career in his hometown club RK Sintelon. In July 2003, he was signed by the Hungarian Championship outfit Dunaferr SE, who were strengthening their squad for the forthcoming EHF Cup campaign.

With his brilliant performances he drew the attention of MKB Veszprém KC, and the record champions secured the services of the right back in the summer of 2006. In his new club Vujin has grown into a player of the highest calibre and became the key of Veszprém’s success. His continuous superb play attracted the attention of THW Kiel, the Champions League winners of the season before, and the German club offered a contract for Vujin that Veszprem could not match. He played for the Serbia national handball team at the 2012 European Men’s Handball Championship and won a silver medal.

momir_ilic32 years old Momir Ilić  is a Serbian left back, playing for Hungarian top division team MKB Veszprém KC, from the summer of 2013. For the three years before that he was a player for the German -Bundesliga team THW Kiel. He started his career in 1992 in his home town club Samot Arandjelovac. In 2004, his international career has started. Ilic first destination was Slovenian Gorenje Velenje. Thanks to VfL Gummersbach he entered Bundesliga in 2006, and in 2009 transferred to THW Kiel.

At the European championship 2012 he was pronounced Most Valuable Player of the European Championship: 2012

Strengths:

Serbia individually is one of the best national team on this EURO. Their middle back Petar Nenadic is in form of his life. They will try to repeat the success from last Euro, where they won the silver medal. The first back line players come from best teams in Europe, they are in great form.

Weaknesses:

Their defense is relatively slow. It will all depend on Darko Stanic and his form, since his form is variable this season.

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