Friday, 11.10.2013

Serbia – Japan 2:0

SCORERS: 1:0 Tadić 59', 2:0 Jojić 90' 

Serbia: Stojković, Rukavina, Tomović, Nastasić, Ivanović, Tošić ( Živković as of 60'), Stanković (Radovanović as of 10', Jojić as of 68'), Matić (Milivojević as of 59'), Basta, Tadić (Petrović from 78'), Đorđević (Šćepović as of 59').

Japan: Kavašima, Uhida, Honda, Keisuke, Nagatomo, Endo, Okazaki (Nike as of od 88'), Kagava (Takaši as of 86'), Joihiro (Hiroši as of 68'), Kono, Makoto (Hajime as of 67'), Jošida.

stankovicBy the goals of Tadića i debutant Jojić, Serbia won Japan in Novi Sad by 2:0. Dejan Stanković had his record-breaking 103rd appearance with the National Team and so retired from playing football. Andrija Živković has become the youngest debutant in the history of Serbian football.

This friendly match against Japan will remain in good memory of the Serbian fans. Perhaps not by the result, although Serbia won by 2:0, certainly not by the play which does not deserve to be mentioned, but certainly by the events that will remain in the history of Serbian football in the years to follow.





Dejan Stanković, a former captain of the "Eagles" has recorded his record-breaking, 103rd appearance for Serbia in Novi Sad, and thus said goodbye to football in the best way possible. Deki, obviously not in his best shape, played about ten minutes of the match, and with ovations of the public has become a football legend


At the same time, perhaps symbolically, a young player Andrija Živković had his debut for Serbia at the age of 17 and three months, and thus became the youngest representative player in the history of Serbian football, thus breaking the over three decades old record of Mitar Mrkela.

Another player debuted for the Serbian team, who will remember his first appearance with the Serbian National team by the goal he has scored in the very last minutes of the match.