The Serbian Montenegrin team in the World Cup Finals

The Serbian Montenegrin team will be participating in their first World Cup Finals since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Unlike their bitter Balkan rivals Croatia who tasted immediate success on the international stage when third in the 1998 World Cup Finals in France, the Serbian Montenegrin team has taken the long road in reaching the World Cup Finals. Get more on the World Cup finals plus betting tips from the best bet sites.

bonuscornerCoached by former Yugoslav boss Ilija Petkovic, Serbia & Montenegro has turned to a youth in their quest for international success.

Serbia & Montenegro boast the best defence of the European qualifiers conceding just the one goal in a 1-1 draw with Spain. That goal ended a run of seven consecutive clean sheets for the Balkan State that will no doubt prove hard to beat at the World Cup Finals in Germany.

The team does lack experience on the big stage, having drawn the “Group of Death” that lack of experience will prove to be their undoing with the 2008 European Championships a more realistic goal.