Time to turn the page following our inability to qualify for the WC this summer. Looking forward, we have a young, talented squad that seems to be coming together as we speak. In the next two years, I'll be expecting a lot more from this group as they'll have more experience and cohesion. Time will tell if Mihajlovic stays on as coach, but I think going forward it would be the right decision (unless there is a realistic shot at a really good coach) as he has formed this team, and deserves a shot at seeing them play a campaign in which the circumstances will be much different.
It would seem that at the moment we have a team that will center around players like Stojkovic/Brkic, Ivanovic, Subotic/Bisevac, Nastasic, Kolarov, Matic, Fejsa, Basta/Tosic, Tadic/Djuricic, Markovic, Mitrovic/Djordjevic.
If Mihajlovic stays on, I'll be expecting a fair bit, but with a new coach (albeit depending who it is) I feel we'll be making a step backward with new ideas, possibly a new formation, and new players.
Anyways, here are the 'pots' for the EC 2016 qualifiers:
1 - Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Greece, Portugal, Russia and Bosnia (BiH);
2 - Sweden, Ukraine, Croatia, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary and Ireland;
3 - Serbia
, Turkey, Slovenia, Romania, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Austria and Montenegro;
4 - Armenia, Poland, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia and Iceland;
5 - Belarus, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Cyprus;
6 - Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar and the Faroe Islands.