How would a Yugoslavia national team look today?

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How would a Yugoslavia national team look today? It's a question many people have pondered since the country was divided up. But one thing is for sure: they would have had some great talent to call upon.

Goalkeeper: Samir Handanovic, Slovenia

The goalkeeper has forged an impressive reputation at Inter since he joined from Udinese, keeping an impressive 16 clean sheets this season. He would surely be the solid rock they would need in goal.

Right Back: Branislav Ivanovic, Serbia

The strong chelsea right back is know one of the best in the premier league without a doubt, with his physical presence scaring wingers, and he chips in with an important goal every so often, like the one against Manchester City in February.

Centre Back: Dejan Lovren, Croatia

Dejan Lovren has had a solid first year in the Premier League, helping guide Southampton to an 8th place finish. He is subject to interest from clubs such as Arsenal and Liverpool, and may not be a Saints player for to much longer.

Centre Back: Neven Subotic, Serbia

Subotic has had a difficult injury troubled-season this year, only making 14 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions. However, he has unquestionable quality, with good concentration and passing ability making him one of the Bundesliga's best defenders.

Left Back: Sead Kolasnic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 20 year old left back has had a break through season with Schalke, making 21 appearances this season. He had been looked at by Manchester United as a potential replacement for Patrice Evra

Defensive Midfield: Nemanja Matic, Serbia

After returning to Chelsea for a fee believed to be around the 21m mark, Nemanja Matic has won many admirers for his consistent tackling and passing ability. He has managed 4 assists since he arrived in January

Centre Midfield: Luka Modric, Croatia

Luka Modric struggled at Real Madrid at first, after arriving from Tottenham, but now has become one of the first names on Carlo Ancelotti's team sheet after flourishing this season. He made 29 appearances, 6 assists and scored 1 goal.

Centre Midfield: Ivan Rakitic, Croatia

After winning the Europa League with Sevilla, Rakitic will surely receive strong interest from some top sides, after forming an integral part of their midfield, and scoring 12 goals and making 10 assists this season. 

Attacking Midfield: Miralem Pjanic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pjanic has had an outstanding season with Roma in Serie A, helping them to a 2nd place finish. He has been a key cog in their midfield, with slick passing and some wonderful goals, scoring 6 times and setting up 5.

Striker: Mario Mandzukic, Croatia

Even though Bayern Munich have signed Robert Lewandowski, Mandzukic is still a world-class forward. He has received strong interest from Chelsea and Arsenal due to his aerial prowess and ice-cool finishing. 

Striker: Edin Dzeko, Bosnia and Hezegovina

The Manchester City forward, according to Jose Mourinho, should have won the PFA player of the season, after scoring 16 goals in just 23 starts. He has ice cool finishing and is good in the air, making him deadly overall.


Asmir Begovic, Bosnia and Hezegovina

Darijo Srna, Croatia 

Emir Spahic, Bosnia and Hezegovina

Mateo Kovacic, Croatia 

Lazar Markovic, Serbia

Adem Ljajic, Serbia

Stevan Jovetic, Montenegro

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