Serbia take on Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar today and former Tottenham Hotspur defender Milos Veljkovic looks set to feature.

Round one of fixtures comes to an end today with groups G and H in action.

The day kicks off with Switzerland against Cameroon and will end with Brazil taking on Serbia.

These two groups look fascinating and Serbia will be looking to spring a major shock on one of the tournament favourites.

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Ex-Tottenham talent Milos Veljkovic set to feature v Brazil

Serbia are one of the real dark horses at the World Cup.

Dragan Stojkovic’s side were outstanding in qualifying and head to Qatar with real confidence.

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s dramatic winner against Portugal in Serbia’s final qualifying game sent them through as group winners; write them off at your peril.

There will be familiar names throughout the Serbia side with Mitrovic, Dusan Tadic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luka Jovic and Dusan Vlahovic all likely to feature in some capacity.

Then there is defender Milos Veljkovic, who some Tottenham fans may not even completely remember.

Veljkovic joined Tottenham from Basel back in 2011 and spent five years in the Tottenham ranks.

Tipped for a bright future, Veljkovic managed three first-team appearances at Tottenham.

However, he decided to leave Tottenham in 2016, joining German side Werder Bremen for a fee of just €300,000 (£260,000).

Veljkovic has carved out a strong career for himself and has now racked up almost 200 appearances for Bremen.

Now 27, Veljkovic is not only part of the Serbia squad in Qatar but he is in contention for a start.

Novosti in Serbia report that Veljkovic will start in the heart of Serbia’s back three against Brazil, joining Kikola Milenkovic and Strahinja Pavlovic at the back.

Coping with the likes of Neymar and Vinicius Junior won’t be easy but Veljkovic will be looking to show the world that he has become a quality defender since leaving Tottenham almost seven years ago.

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