Turned the game on because i had some free time. (ESPN+ is pretty good). I saw there were barely any fans. I came here to ask why but it looks like Dule answered that for me above.
I mean I think it runs much deeper than Krstajić but when you had Tole & now Kokeza it really does dampen people’s enthusiasm.
Serbia has never had that international fan base where everyone gets behind the team. There have been times where people have and there was always a base of 20,30k that would go watch regardless of opponents but even qualifying for the World Cup didn’t seem to get people on board.
Of course it doesn’t help when fans in Serbia often view the NT through red and white/black and white glasses but the FSS just doesn’t cover itself in glory with how it behaves. They went through a period on Twitter of just blocking every single person who dares criticise them. The type of people that are there are mostly dinosaurs or who have no clue as to how to run football or even a business.
Combine that with crap weather in a crap stadium and you end up with very few fans in the stadium.