The World Cup gives fans of all clubs the chance to watch their current or former players in action for their respective countries.
For Nottingham Forest’s following, many were surprised to see the club’s former goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic in the first XI.
The shot-stopper played in Serbia’s 1-0 win over Costa Rica in their opening Group E match on Sunday.
The 34-year-old spent just one season at the City Ground before joining Partizan Belgrade last year.
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During his time at Forest, the keeper made just 21 appearances, and he failed to impress in between the sticks, hence his swift departure.
On Sunday, Stojkovic did a decent job for his nation as he managed to keep a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory for Serbia.
On Twitter, Forest fans could not help but poke fun at the keeper’s ill-fated stint at the club, and many were left surprised that he was even playing at the World Cup.
As well as Forest, Stojkovic had a short loan spell at Wigan Athletic in 2010.
— Gaurav Gupta (@NottinghamGupta) June 17, 2018
— Michael ✝Ⓥ??Rose (@MichaelRose_GBR) June 17, 2018
Stojkovic…not good enough for Nottingham Forest but good enough to be keeping a clean sheet in the World Cup…then again having the likes of Ivanovic & Kolarov in front of you helps instead of the likes of Mills, Mancienne, Lichaj and Fox #NFFC
— NorthWestRed (@red_till_death) June 17, 2018
Vladimir Stojković Clean Sheet! Never thought i would see the day. #NFFC
— Adam Webster (@AdamWebster12) June 17, 2018
— Adam. (@Sekulalalala) June 17, 2018
Surely there’s better than Stojkovic in Serbia #NFFC
— george (@nffcgeorge1) June 17, 2018
The only good thing Stojkovic has done for forest is give us a World Cup cash bonus since he was registered as a forest player within the last 18 months #nffc
— Bradley (@McBrads95) June 17, 2018
Just think of the state of the 2nd and 3rd choice keepers if Stojkovic is your number 1!? ? #NFFC
— Doug Kington (@DougKington1982) June 17, 2018
— Gareth D (@GarethJD81) June 17, 2018