The Serbia national football team has been represented in many forms. In 1929 the team was renamed Yugoslavia and competed in the inaugural world cup in 1930. This continued until 2003 when the side became Serbia and Montenegro. After competing in the 2006 world cup as two nations Montenegro declared independence, and so today’s Serbia national team was born.
Yugoslavia achieved a relative amount of success between 1930 and 1998. They made it to the semi-final stage in both 1930 and 1962, finishing fourth on both occasions. The team also made it to three quarter-finals out of their nine overall world cup appearances. The side were a strong world cup side, particularly between 1950 and 1962, but never quite made it all the way to the top of the game.
Serbia and Montenegro years
The Serbia and Montenegro team made it to one world cup in 2006. They may have wished they hadn’t as they lost all three group games and conceded a massive 10 goals. Six of those came against Argentina in a 6-0 thrashing. Shortly after the world cup both Serbia and Montenegro became independent nations.