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Danko Lazovic’s 10th International goal for Serbia was enough for Beli Orlovi to see off the stubborn challenge of Nigel Worthington’s developing Northern Irish side at Windsor Park. Lazovic of PSV, capped off a fluent move at the edge of the box involving Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Zoran Tosic set up the 26 year-old PSV frontman to drill his shot past Maik Taylor, who pulled off a few superb saves during the match, in particular, a stunning acrobatic stop from Kuzmanovic early on in the game after the Stuttgart midfielder’s shot …

Fresh from many names changes in the last decade or two, Serbia entered their first qualification campaign as an independent nation. The team were formerly known as Yugoslavia before competing as Serbia and Montenegro. However, the split with Montenegro has ensured that the majority of star players have stayed with Serbia making Montenegro the weaker country.
The Serbs were drawn in a tricky looking group containing France, Romania, Austria, Lithuania and minnows Faroe Islands. With only one team automatically qualifying, it looked a tough ask to finish ahead of the French …