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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Serbia

All time
# Top seeds
Djokovic gains revenge against del Potro to set up Federer final
The Serb was a straight-sets winner over the man who bested him at London 2012.
# strange behaviour
Here is your Giovanni Trapattoni action pic of the day
The Irish manager was in typically idiosyncratic form at today’s press conference.
# feisty
Trapattoni labels Shane Long's claims he was fit to play Serbia as "idiotic"
The Republic of Ireland boss reacted angrily to suggestions that the West Brom striker was not injured in the lead-up to the Belgrade friendly.
# Good point
Shane Long's weekend wishlist: A goal against Liverpool and Tipperary to beat Kilkenny
The West Brom and Ireland striker, who insisted he was fit to play Serbia, will face off against his old coach, Brendan Rodgers on Saturday.
# Last Line
Net gain: Giovanni Trapattoni confident in Given's replacement Westwood
“We know our fans expect instant success but that’s easier said than done and overall I am happy with our performance and the result.”
# conjecture
Analysis: Same Trap, different players, as Ireland fail to inspire in Serbia
Despite a new formation, there was a sense of deja vu about the Irish team’s performance this evening, writes Paul Fennessy.
Serbia v Ireland, international friendly
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland’s youngsters looked to impress Trap, ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
# Opinion
Five questions that tonight's Serbia-Ireland friendly will answer
We analyse five issues that Trap must solve, ahead of tonight’s international.
# Preview
Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.
# problems
Trap admits uncertainty over future of Keane and Dunne
The Irish manager says the LA Galaxy striker has failed to respond to one of his texts.
Ireland team named: McClean, McGeady and McCarthy in youthful midfield
Keiren Westwood takes up the goalkeeping duties while John O’Shea will lead the side against the Serbians.
# withdrawals
Dropping like flies: Doyle and Wilson drop out of Ireland squad
The FAI were hoping to call up Anthony Pilkington to replace the injured Wes Hoolahan. Problem is, he is injured too.
# Setback
Blink and you'll miss him: Injured Hoolahan pulls out of Ireland squad
The Norwich man was only called up to the side earlier today, after Darron Gibson pulled out.
Wes Hoolahan finally called up to Ireland squad by Trapattoni
The Norwich City playmaker gets the nod ahead of the Serbia friendly as a replacement for the injured Darron Gibson.
# conjecture
Opinion: The more things change, the more they stay the same for Ireland
Whether Trapattoni really does intend to ring the changes for the World Cup qualifiers is unclear, writes Paul Fennessy.
# Pride
Budapest’s Pride parade passes without incident
A strong police presence accompanied the parade, with side streets along the parade route closed to traffic to prevent any clashes.
# Handshake
Former Serbian president shakes hand with Kosovo's prime minister
Former president Boris Tadic said he was ready to contribute at any time towards solving the Kosovo problem.
# Explainer
Explainer: Kosovo’s sovereignty… what does it mean?
What does Kosovo’s legal sovereignty mean for the territory, its people, and its sports teams?
# Kosovo
Kosovo gains full independence
The territory will acquire full sovereignty in September.
# Speculation
Serbia deny involvement in Olympics ticket scandal
The denial comes after The Sunday Times claimed that NOCs and ATRs had been caught selling thousands of tickets.
# War Crimes
Ratko Mladic trial suspended by court - again
The trial had originally been suspended on 17 May and was due to resume next week.
# Set-back
Blanc hopeful on M'Vila fitness
Les Bleus’ 2-0 friendly victory against Serbia yesterday was disrupted by M’Vila’s injury in the opening minutes of the game. Merde.
# Euro 2012
Del Bosque yet to finalise Euro squad
World champions Spain are in Group C with Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland as well as Italy and Croatia.
# Warm-up
Spain to warm up for Group C test with Serbia clash this weekend
Sinisa Mihajlovic has been appointed Serbian coach. So, it’s an easy start for the Serie A legend then.
# Supreme
2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome
The Spaniard beat his Serbian foe in straight sets as he ramps up performance levels ahead of the French Open.
# Mladic
Opening of Ratko Mladic's war crimes trial delayed
Bosnian Serb commander is set to stand trial on genocide and other charges next month.
# getting better
Nemanja Vidic aiming for July return
The Serbia international has been out of action since picking up a knee injury in December.
# Referendum
Enda Kenny signs Fiscal Compact treaty in Brussels
Enda Kenny and 24 other EU leaders sign the treaty this morning on the fringes of their European Council summit.
# Referendum
VIDEO: Enda Kenny and EU leaders sign the Fiscal Compact treaty
Live footage from Brussels as the leaders of 25 EU member states – including Enda Kenny – sign the fiscal compact deal.
# European Union
Ministers recommend that Serbia become 'official candidate' to join EU
Well, that’s good timing…
# Serbia
Video, photos: Sudden thaw turns Danube to chunks of ice
The ice has damaged hundreds of boats and several river restaurants in Belgrade.
# Europe
Heavy snowfall traps 11,000 people in Serbia
meanwhile, the death toll from the sub-zero temperatures hitting eastern Europe this week has risen to 122.
# Winter Weather
Helicopters evacuate Eastern Europeans stranded in cold snap
The death toll from a severe cold spell across Eastern Europe has risen to 85.
# Europe
Dozens die as temperatures suddenly drop in eastern Europe
More than 30 people have been reported dead in Ukraine, Poland, Serbia and Bulgaria as a result of suddenly plunging temperatures in eastern Europe.
# Serbia
LIVE: Paddy Ashdown addresses the Oireachtas EU Affairs committee
Lord Ashdown briefs the committees on EU and Foreign Affairs on issues facing the Western Balkan region.
# Shooting
17 arrested over terrorist attack in Sarajevo
A gunman, thought to be part of a conservative Islamic sect, opened fire outside the US embassy in the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina yesterday.
# In Demand
Tickets for Estonia-Ireland game sell out in half an hour
The Estonia captain has described Ireland as a ‘playable opponent’ ahead of their play-off games in November.
# Belgrade
Gay pride parade banned in Belgrade, 6 extremists detained
Violence at last year’s gay pride event in Belgrade led authorities to block this year’s parade. There were arrests at a gathering of a far-right group.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest from the presidential election campaign; sex toy adverts; The Sopranos; and what Amazon is doing to rival Apple’s iPad.
# Kosovo
Serbs clash with NATO forces in Kosovo
A spokesman for NATO says peacekeeping troops opened fire after being attacked with pipebombs.