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Stadion Crvena Zvezda (ATT 11,300) 11th September 2012 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: D Gomes

Serbia Serbia vs Wales Wales

Serbia 6

A Kolarov (16)
Z Tosic (24)
F Djuricic (39)
D Tadic (55)
B Ivanovic (80)
M Sulejmani (89)

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Wales 1

G Bale (31)

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Chris Coleman: Still seeking first win as Wales boss

Chris Coleman: Still seeking first win as Wales boss

Wales will look to bounce straight back from opening disappointment when their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign continues against Serbia in Novi Sad on Tuesday night.

Chris Coleman's men slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Group A favourites Belgium last week - their third successive loss by that scoreline.

Wales were left aggrieved by refereeing decisions that went against them in that clash, notably when James Collins was sent off in the first half, but Coleman and captain Aaron Ramsey have both stressed they must now put the defeat behind them and look forward.

The manager said: "It is important to get something.

"People are not going to look at our situation and say we had this guy and this guy and that guy missing, they are going to say 'you've got no points', which is fair enough.

"We will try to keep 11 players on the pitch obviously and if we do that we will pick points up, I am certain of that."

The Dragons are still seeking their first win and goal under Coleman since he took over the helm from the late Gary Speed and will be hoping to break their duck against Serbia.

Goalless

Sinisa Mihajlovic's side saw their opening encounter end in a goalless draw against Scotland at Hampden Park and are also seeking their first success of the campaign at the Karadjordje Stadium.

Both sides are keen to escape a tough pool which also includes Croatia and Macedonia, while Coleman is hoping to lead his troops to the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.

The manager is waiting on the fitness of midfielder Joe Allen, who missed the Belgium game through illness.

Coleman is unable to call on the injured Craig Bellamy, Wayne Hennessey and Neil Taylor, while Collins is suspended following his sending off in last week's home defeat.

Mihajlovic could stick with the same Serbia starting XI that claimed a point at Hampden, when Premier League defenders Aleksandar Kolarov, Branislav Ivanovic and Manchester City new-boy Matija Nastasic were all involved.

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  • FIFA World Cup European Qualifying

    Tue 11th Sep - Group E
    Tue 11th Sep - Group F
    Tue 11th Sep - Group I
    Tue 11th Sep - Group D
    Tue 11th Sep - Group B
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Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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