Serbia themselves could be dark horses in the competition with the firepower in their ranks, most notably Aleksandar Mitrovic, who goes into the World Cup after firing in the goals for Fulham in the Premier League.
Many wondered if Mitrovic would be able to cut it back in the Premier League after smashing Championship records last season. However, the 28-year-old has proved doubters wrong to hit nine goals in 12 Premier League appearances – with only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane scoring more.
Serbia have a decent side that earned their place in Qatar after not just topping their qualifying group, but going unbeaten across the campaign, in a group that featured Portugal, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan.
Serbia even beat Portugal away from home in the decisive game – with Mitrovic scoring the injury-time winner. With the likes of Fillip Kostic, Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, and Dusan Vlahovic in their ranks, the Eagles could surprise a few – with Mitrovic silencing the critics yet again.