team Serbia

During the EURO 2012 Serbia, also nicknamed the Eagles, had extra wings and took the silver medal after losing the final against Denmark. Serbia didn’t qualify for the 2015 and 2017 World Championships, but now with interim coach Ljubomir Obradovic steering the rejuvenated team, Serbia qualified for the 2019 event by leaving the surprise team of Portugal behind, which before had eliminated 2015 bronze medallists, Poland. Many big names of Serbian handball - Momir Ilic, Darko Stanic or Marko Vujin - have quit playing for the national team, while young guns such as the wing players Bogdan Radivojevic or Darko Djukic have stepped in. Most experienced players of the team are centre back Petar Nenadic and goalkeeper Vladimir Cupara.

Competition records:

World Championship match results: (until 1992 as Yugoslavia, until 2006 as Serbia-Montenegro): 1958: 8, 1964: 6, 1967: 7, 1970: BRONZE, 1974: BRONZE, 1978: 5, 1982: SILVER, 1986: GOLD, 1990: 4, 1997: 9, 1999: BRONZE, 2003: 8, 2005: 5, 2009: 8, 2011: 10, 2013: 10

Olympic Games match results: 1972: GOLD (YUG), 1976: 5. (YUG), 1980: 6. (YUG), 1984: GOLD (YUG), 1988: BRONZE (YUG), 2000: 4. (SCG), 2012: 9.

European Championship match results: 1996: BRONZE, 1998: 5, 2002: 10, 2004: 8, 2006: 9, 2010: 13, 2012: SILVER, 2014: 13, 2016: 15, 2018: 12

Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: winner of the European Playoff against Portugal

Coach: Nenad Perunicic/Nedeljko Jovanovic