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FIFA World Cup 2022: Literally fell bodily in second half, says Serbia coach after 0-2 defeat to Brazil

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Serbia coach Dragan Stojkovic mentioned that Serbia weren’t on top of things, particularly within the second half of their match in opposition to Brazil on Thursday.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 25, 2022 09:34 IST

FIFA WC 2022: Fell bodily in second half – Serbia coach after defeat to Brazil. Courtesy: AP

By India Today Web Desk: Serbia coach Dragan Stojkovic admitted that his workforce ran out of fuel within the second-half of their FIFA World Cup 2022 Group G match in opposition to Brazil on Thursday, November 24 at Lusail Stadium,

In the primary half, Serbia didn’t permit Brazil a complete lot of respiration house. However, within the second, Brazil broke via courtesy of a few stupendous targets from Richarlison.

Stojkovic mentioned that Brazil took benefit of Serbia’s play within the second half and ran away with the match. Richarlison scored a few targets within the second half and took the match away from Serbia within the house of 11 minutes.

“I think both Brazil and Serbia were on equal level in the first 45 minutes, I didn’t see Brazil much more dominant at that time. We got defeated in the second half, when we literally fell physically, and we were no longer a team — and of course Brazil knew how to take advantage of this. We simply could not recognise our team,” Stojkovic was quoted as saying.

Serbia have additionally been scratching their heads over the health of their skipper Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Fulham striker was named within the beginning lineup, however was remoted quickly after. Stojkovic was shocked by Serbia’s model of play within the second half.

“You are well aware of the fact that we came with a lot of problems to Qatar. We have a lot of injuries to deal with and that is not the right time (for that), especially because it’s among the players who are the key players of our team, unfortunately,” he stated.

“The depth was actually excessive within the second half, we gave an excessive amount of house to the Brazilians. But the important thing level for me is that my workforce bodily was fully down — so I need to know why, as a result of I do not. This is a shock for me, one thing unusual,” Stojkovic added.

Serbia are subsequent scheduled to lock horns with Cameroon on Monday, November 28 at Al Janoub Stadium.

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sabyasachi chowdhury

Published On:

Nov 25, 2022