Football, Serbia and Montenegro (photo: TANJUG/ VLADIMIR ŠPORČIĆ/ nr)
Serbia did themselves a disservice with a draw against Bulgaria (2:2) in Leskovac, they did qualify for the final competition, but they will have a very difficult job in the group stage because they fell into the “hat” with the weakest teams.
If Serbia had won, it would have been in third place and would have had at least one easier rival, and it didn’t get there even with the help of “mathematics”.
The reason for this is the results of the other matches, for Serbia, after Sunday’s results, it was necessary for Slovenia and Kazakhstan to play a draw, as well as for Moldova to remain undefeated in the Czech Republic, for a place in the third “hat”.
Slovenia won 2:1, and the Czech Republic won 3:0, so even Croatia’s eventual setback against Wales will have no importance for Serbia.
Along with Serbia, in the fourth hat will be Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the teams that will come to the European Championship through the playoffs.