Serbia & Montenegro at the World Cup

The national football team of Serbia & Montenegro no longer exists. In 1991, Yugoslavia split up and the independent countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Serbia-Montenegro were formed. The national team of Serbia and Montenegro played under the name Yugoslavia from 1992 until 2003, when the country and team were renamed 'Serbia and Montenegro' and played international football as Serbia and Montenegro until 2006.

During this period, the team was not able to play in 1994 due to ongoing wars in the region. In 1998 they qualified and made the second round. They did not qualify in 2002. In the only World Cup tournament playing under the name Serbia and Montenegro, they did not make it past the first round.

Montenegro declared independence from Serbia in 2006. Serbia's team is seen by FIFA as the direct descendant of the Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro team. Hence, it inherited the full status, results, and achievements from Yugoslavia.


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