How are our internationals Strahinja Pavlovic, Franck Kanouté and Olivier Deman doing? Find out below!
After Serbia won 3-2 against Ireland last week, the Serbs drew 2-2 against Portugal in the qualification for the World Cup2022 last Saturday. Strahinja Pavlovic played the complete match. The Serbs first trailed 0-2, but eventually managed to come back to 2-2. In the final phase of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to be on his way to give the Portuguese the win, but an ultimate tackle by Mitrovic brought the ball back into play (whether or not already over the line). The draw means that after two matchdays already being played, Serbia leads Group A with four points, together with Portugal. On Tuesday at 18h Serbia plays Azerbaijan.
Franck Kanouté played Friday with Senegal 0-0 equal in and against Congo-Brazzaville. Kanouté came on for Mendy after 78 minutes. Senegal, which was already qualified for the Africa Cup, plays Tuesday against Eswatini.
Olivier Deman is working with the Belgian U23 team on a training week in Genk. Because of COVID, the youngsters don't play an friendly match, but a new qualification campaign for the European Championship 2023 is being prepared.