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Antic keen to remain in Serbia job

28 Jun 2010 16:30:09

Antic keen to remain in Serbia job

Serbia coach Radomir Antic wants to remain in charge of the national team despite his side's group-stage exit at the World Cup.

Antic's men finished bottom of Group D despite a 1-0 win over 10-man Germany, with a 1-0 defeat against Ghana and then a 2-1 loss to Australia in their final game proving costly. However, the Serbians were just a goal away from progressing against the Socceroos with Antic and his team aggrieved after a late penalty claim was turned down.

"When I signed a contract with the Serbian Federation I accepted a contractual obligation," Antic said in a press conference. "And I have no intention of going back on it."

The 61-year-old, who took over as Serbia coach in 2008, continued: "I think that we made a good impression.

"We beat Germany and gave it our all in trying to win our third match (against Australia). I believe that those are sufficient grounds for me to continue in charge of the national side."


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