Serbia vs. Scotland, 2014 World Cup qualifying: Preview and TV schedule

Jeff J Mitchell

Serbia and Scotland both have little chance of qualifying for the World Cup, but pride will be at stake as the two teams clash after bitter defeats in their previous games.

Serbia and Scotland both go into Tuesday's qualifier licking their wounds from bitter defeats on Friday which left their respective qualification hopes in tatters.

Serbia suffered a 2-0 defeat to their fierce rivals Croatia in a historic encounter while Scotland conceded two late goals to Wales as they were beaten 2-1 at home. Neither side now has any realistic chance of qualification, but the Serbs will be clear favourites to claim a home win.

Scotland will be without Steven Fletcher after he suffered an injury in the opening minutes of the game against Wales, and will also be without the suspended Robert Snodgrass. Kenny Miller was his replacement on Tuesday but a poor performance from him on the night may mean that Blackburn Rovers' Jordan Rhodes, who has 3 goals in 6 caps, may be chosen as his replacement instead.

Serbia, meanwhile, have no such problems and Sinisa Mihailjovic will likely continue with a similar lineup as was fielded against Croatia, with a host of young and inexperienced players in the starting lineup.

Match Date\Time: 8:30 pm local,7:30 pm UTC, 3:30 PM ET

Venue: Karakorde Stadium, Novi Sad, Serbia

TV: ESPN, BBC One Scotland (U.K.), ESPN 3 (U.S.) RTRS TV, RTS 1 (Serbia)

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