Important game for Serbian National team

dusan ivkovic serbia national team coach

Tomorrow, National team of Serbia will host National team of Slovak Republic in Zrenjanin in Game 8 of Qualifications for EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia.

After 7 played games, Serbian National team have pretty unexpected score of 4 wins and 3 losses. Most of Basketball fans in Serbia are pretty disappointed with these results, but even more disappointed with performance of Serbian players.

I am not sure if we can say that Serbia played even one good game in Qualifications. Pretty good roster, Coach with so much experience and great results, but something is wrong.

It is obvious that things are not ok, as Serbian National team didn’t show its maximum in previous games and came in pretty tough situation.

National team of Montenegro dominate in Group A, and they are already qualified for EuroBasket 2013, as they are only one unbeaten team in Group A.

Three teams have identical score of 4 wins and 3 losses: Serbia, Israel and Estonia. First two teams from each group will qualify to EuroBasket 2013 and the four best third placed teams as well.

No one expected that Serbia will be in situation to even not qualify, but I really hope so that they will find some additional energy and motivation and win in next 3 games.

Montenegro did outstanding job as they are unbeaten, and maybe even more important, they have great atmosphere in team, even they missing players as Nikola Pekovic and Nikola Vucevic in Qualifications.

Coach Luka Pavicevic prepared team at the best possible way, and for every Basketball fan it is really joy to watch Montenegro games in this Qualifications phase.

So, however, tomorrow is very interesting day and I really hope so that all we will enjoy in good games. For all of you who are not able to watch games live, you may follow LIVE scores here.

RTS 1 will broadcast LIVE game between Serbia and Slovak Republic.