Soccer-Super Serbia beat Norway 2-0 to win Nations League group

28/9/2022 12:12:00 AM

Soccer-Super Serbia beat Norway 2-0 to win Nations League group

Soccer-Super Serbia beat Norway 2-0 to win Nations League group

OSLO (Reuters) - Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic netted his 50th international goal as his side outclassed Norway with a 2-0 win to top Nations League B Group 4 on Tuesday and gain promotion to League A.

Serbia finished the campaign on 13 points from six games, three ahead of second-placed Norway, who would have won the group with a draw.for the latest news you need to know.Poland finished third in Group Four on seven points and remain in the competition's top tier.Van Dijk powered home a header from a corner in the 73rd minute at the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday to ensure the Dutch finished runaway winners in League A Group Four.

Slovenia finished third on six points, with bottom side Sweden relegated to League C on four points.Norway's Erling Haaland almost got the home side off to a perfect start but his first-time shot after 20 seconds was brilliantly saved by Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, setting the tone for a frustrating evening for the striker.The Malaysian Football League (MFL) said in a statement today that the First Instance Body (FIB) had decided that there will be no playoffs among the top two M3 League teams and bottom two 2022 Premier League sides for the two slots to the 2023 Super League.Dusan Vlahovic gave the visitors the lead in the 42nd minute when Filip Kostic pulled the ball back and the striker fired it through a thicket of legs into the net.It was Poland's first win in five games since their 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture against Wales in June, when the Charlotte FC striker also scored.Mitrovic, already Serbia's record scorer, doubled his side's advantage nine minutes into the second half with a typically precise finish from Ivan Ilic's pass, and he almost netted a second with a header in the 76th minute.However, of the seven, only PIB FC and Harini FT had shown good progress but still did not complete all the professional club criteria to be able to obtain a licence by the application deadline.Roared on by a packed Ullevaal Stadium, Norway did their best but lacked the guile to break down Serbia until Haaland had another chance late on, but once again Milinkovic-Savic thwarted him.Belgium, whose own coach Roberto Martinez had to sit in the stands after being given a red card at the end of last week’s win over Wales, had a chance for a perfect start after only four minutes, with Eden Hazard set up by Amadou Onana only to blast his shot wide.

The Serbs will now meet Bahrain in one final friendly before going on to face Brazil, Cameroon and Switzerland in Group G at the World Cup in Qatar, which Norway missed out on qualifying for.Harini FC, meanwhile, failed to finish among the top two in the M3 League, in addition to not completing the licensing application criteria required to qualify them to play in the playoffs.The in-form Szczesny then prevented Gareth Bale's attempt from a tight angle metres away from his goal, while forward Brennan Johnson dragged a low shot just wide of the right post in the 41st minute."We took control of the game and deserved to win.We've got a healthy group here who breathe as a team should," Serbia coach Dragan Stojkovic told Arenasport.According to the restructuring of the Malaysia League (M-League), the top-tier Super League will be contested by 18 teams while the Premier League will be discontinued temporarily before it is re-launched as the Semi-Pro League after the third division development programme reaches a certain level.Goalscorer Vlahovic said his side were pleased with promotion and were now looking forward to more success.But the home side were unable to break through, and the Poles held on for the win."We're delighted to be in the top tier.For this season, a total of 12 teams are competing in the Super League, while the Premier League involved 10 teams, including three feeder clubs (JDT II, Selangor 2 and Terengganu II) and the FAM-NSC Project Squad.We could have done better but we also had to work hard against a team with a lot of quality players.

We are thriving under Stojkovic and his attacking style," he said.(Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Ken Ferris and Toby Davis) Article type: free.

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