FIFA World Cup 2018: Branislav Ivanovic to become Serbia's most capped player in opener against Costa Rica
Branislav Ivanovic will make his 104th appearance for Serbia in their World Cup opener against Costa Rica, making him the country's most capped player.
Samara: Branislav Ivanovic will become Serbia’s most capped player after he was named in the side for their World Cup Group E opener against Costa Rica at the Samara Arena on Sunday.
The former Chelsea defender will make his 104th international appearance, surpassing the previous record of 103 which he held jointly with former midfielder Dejan Stankovic.
Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic, taking charge of his first competitive game, picked in-form striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to spearhead the attack.
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