SERBIA & Montenegro manager Ilija Petkovic will step down after the World Cup, following his side's 6-0 drubbing by Argentina.
ARGENTINA, safely through to the last 16, set the benchmark for the World Cup yesterday with the sort of performance that will send fear into the camps of the tournament's other big guns. Brazil, Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain and England must surely now sit up and take notice of a result that was just as convincing and clinical as it sounds.
MANCHESTER UTD defender Nemanja Vidic today pulled out of the Serbia & Montenegro World Cup squad after picking up a knee injury.
THE Serbia-Montenegro media man was playing a blinder, Aleksandar Boskovic herding his players this way and that, making the kind of effort that many of his contemporaries around the nations of the World Cup just wouldn't countenance.
EDWIN van der Sar has admitted he would happily hand back all his medals in exchange for leading Holland to World Cup glory this summer.
SERBIA and Montenegro will conduct their World Cup campaign with only 22 players following a meeting with FIFA yesterday to discuss whether they could call up a replacement for centre-half Dusan Petkovic.
THE son of Serbia and Montenegro coach Ilija Petkovic has been withdrawn from the country's World Cup finals squad following a row over nepotism.