Serbia national under-21 football team
Орлићи / Orlići|
(The Young Eagles)
|Association||Football Association of Serbia|
|Head coach||Tomislav Sivić|
The Serbia national under-21 football team (Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Србије до 21. године / Fudbalska reprezentacija Srbije do 21. godine) is the national under-21 football team of Serbia and is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia.
This team is for Serbian players aged 21 or under at the start of a two-year UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship campaign, so players can be, and often are, up to 23 years old. Also in existence are teams for Under-20s (for non-UEFA tournaments), Under-19s and Under 17s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, making it possible to play for the U21s, senior side and again for the U21s, as Matija Nastasić, Filip Đuričić, Lazar Marković, and Aleksandar Mitrović have done recently. It is also possible to play for one country at youth level and another at senior level (providing the player is eligible). Nikola Drinčić is a currently Montenegrin international and former Serbia U21 player.
The governing body of Football Association of Serbia established the Serbian under-21 team in 2007.
Serbia's under-21 national team qualified for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands, in June 2007, after a remarkable two game play-off against Sweden. After a shocking 3–0 loss at home, Serbia overturned the result two weeks later, defeating Sweden 5–0, and advancing to the final tournament. Serbia's 2007 U21 Championship campaign was very successful, as they finished in second place, losing the final to the hosts, by a score of 4–1. On their way to the final, they defeated Italy (1–0), Czech Republic (1–0) and Belgium (2–0). The only other loss, besides the final, was the 3rd group game against England (0–2), which was a meaningless game for the Serbian team, as they had already qualified for the semi-finals.
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Olympic Games record
Since 1992 Olympics football changed to U-23 event, and the European U-21 teams, technically are U-23 teams. The winner, runner-up and third placed team of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualify for the Olympics 2012 in London
The following players have been called up to participate on the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs matches against Norway U-21. Caps and goals updated as of 15 November 2016 after the game against Norway U-21.
The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months, that are still eligible to represent Serbia at youth
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Stefan Čupić||7 May 1994||2||0||OFK Bačka||v. Netherlands, 28 March 2016|
|DF||Miloš VeljkovićINJ||26 September 1995||11||0||Werder Bremen||v. Norway, 11 November 2016|
|DF||Nikola Antić||4 January 1994||3||0||Vojvodina||v. Republic of Ireland, 6 September 2016|
|DF||Uroš Radaković||31 March 1994||1||0||Sigma Olomouc||v. Israel, 2 June 2016|
|DF||Srđan Babić||22 April 1996||3||1||CF Reus Deportiu||v. Netherlands, 28 March 2016|
|DF||Bojan Nastić||6 July 1994||1||0||Genk||v. Slovenia, 17 November 2015|
|MF||Uroš Damnjanović||8 February 1995||3||0||Partizan||v. Israel, 2 June 2016|
|MF||Marko Golubović||20 September 1995||1||0||Sinđelić||v. Israel, 2 June 2016|
|MF||Saša Zdjelar||20 March 1995||7||0||Olympiacos||v. Netherlands, 28 March 2016|
|MF||Andrija Luković||24 October 1994||4||2||Red Star||v. Netherlands, 28 March 2016|
|FW||Nemanja Radonjić||15 February 1996||1||0||Čukarički||v. Republic of Ireland, 6 September 2016|
|FW||Dejan Dražić||26 September 1995||1||0||Valladolid||v. Republic of Ireland, 6 September 2016|
|FW||Luka Jović||23 December 1997||4||0||Benfica||v. Israel, 2 June 2016|
|FW||Miloš Pantović||7 July 1996||3||0||Bayern Munich II||v. Netherlands, 28 March 2016|
|FW||Ivan Šaponjić||2 August 1997||2||0||Benfica B||v. Slovenia, 17 November 2015|
|2010||Tomislav Sivić (caretaker)|
- UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
- Serbia national football team
- Serbia national under-20 football team
- Serbia national under-19 football team
- Yugoslavia national under-21 football team
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