Wait goes on for Tadić and Serbia

By SFC Media Fri 06 Oct International
Photo by Getty Images | Dušan Tadić

Dušan Tadić and Serbia missed out on the chance to book a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals tonight, as they lost 3-2 in Austria.

Tadić played the full game for Serbia, who would have sealed top spot in Group D of the European qualification section with a win, but they now head into their final match with only a one-point cushion over second-placed Wales, while they are two ahead of Republic of Ireland in third.

However, with a home game on Monday against a struggling Georgia side who have yet to win a game in this campaign, Tadić and his teammates will be confident of finishing the job.

It had initially looked as though they would wrap things up this evening, as Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojević gave them an 11th-minute lead.

It was a short-lived advantage, though, as Guido Burgstaller equalised on 25 minutes, before Marko Arnautović made it 2-1 with 14 minutes left.

Manchester United’s Nemanja Matić looked to have rescued a point with an 83rd-minute effort, but Arnautović struck again with two minutes left on the clock to give the hosts victory in Vienna.

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