Aleksandar Mitrovic, who represented Serbia in FIFA World Cup 2022, attended Partizan Belgrade vs Crvena Zvezda basketball game at the Stark Arena, Belgrade.
The EuroLeague derby sees Partizan host Crvena Zvezda in front of 18,000 spectators at Belgrade’s Stark Arena. The historic event that is attended by several basketball icons and coaches.
Mitrovic plays for Premier League club Fulham. The 28-year-old striker led the Serbian team at the FIFA World Cup 2022. On Thursday, several fans in the arena cheered for the player.
Serbia finished at the bottom of Group G at the World Cup. They played one draw and were defeated twice. Mitrovic and co’s FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign ended with a loss against Switzerland, who made it to the round of 16.
Portugal beat Switzerland 6-1 in the knockout stage.
Serbian football federation was fined by FIFA for making Balkan political statements at the World Cup. It was fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($21,300) for a political banner about neighboring Kosovo displayed in the locker room before playing Brazil in the team’s opening game.
It showed a map of Serbia that included the territory of its former province, which has been an independent state for nearly 15 years, and the slogan “No Surrender.”
The Kosovo soccer federation formally complained to FIFA about the banner, which was hung over two Serbia players’ lockers on Nov. 24.
In three games at the Qatar World Cup, Mitrovic scored two goals. In 12 games for Fulham this year, he has nine Premier League strikes against his name. In UEFA Nations League B, he has scored six times.
He joined Fulham in 2018 and his contract expires in June, 2026.