England and hosts Serbia play first match on European Championships, at the Makis Stadium, on 5th August. The winners go through to the semi finals and the losers play in ranking matches.
Serbia, are currently in boot camp in Karataš, at the facility of Serbian Ministry of Sport. Under new coaching duo Neil Bijorac and Brett Davidson, they have picked a cosmopolitan squad with four Belgrade sides making up the bulk, and five of players of origin flown in from Australia to add greater experience.
“The players and coaching staff are very happy with the continuing improvement,” said Bijorac from the camp. “The team has come together, all the boys are pushing themselves in all aspects of their training and are looking forward to representing Serbia with pride, especially in front of a passionate home crowd. We see this as a beginning.”
SERBIA U19 SQUAD
Jai Smith (Brothers, Queensland), Matija Mihajlovic, Marko Simovic (Dorcol, Belgrade), Matthew Dragisic (Canberra Raiders), Daniel Marjanovic (Kawana Dolphins, Queensland), Stevan Ivankovic, Stefan Milinkovic, Vladimir Milutinovic, Mihajlo Stojiljkovic (Partisan, Belgrade), Zane Bijorac, Zane Marolt (Queanbeyan Blues, Canberra), Ivan Andric, Marko Jakovljevic, Mihailo Tomic, Vuk Tomic (Radnicki, Belgrade), Dorotej-Dado Arnold, Uros Golubovic, Marko Jankovic, Ilija Krstic, Luka Raskovic, Marko Satev, Aleksandar Stefulj (Red Star, Belgrade), Veljko Stankovic (Tzar Dusan, Paracin)
Opening fixtures – Sunday 5th August
Ukraine v Wales
Ireland v Scotland
Serbia v England
France v Italy