Branislav was set to become the most capped player of Serbia in the match played in Costa Rica after his performance in World Cup 2018.
Mladen Krstajic being the Serbian coach, had at that time, and picked on the team members to ensure that the World Cup opening match had good defenders on his team. Costa Rica playing style is quick and strong and that the Roma defender reiterated many times to ensure that his team is ready to counter it.
Branislav stressed on the fact that his team, Serbian Eagles, respected the Costa Rica team. As the Los Ticos had reached quarter finals of the World Cup in 2014, it was apparent that someone of Branislav’s skills would be able to play well in the opening match of the World Cup. Branislav’s performance in the World Cup matches has set the tune for the rest of the year; as Serbia national games are rounded up and rosters formed, Ivanovic is playing as right back and center back needs to be deployed in the games strategically to bring home advantages for his team and nation.
Till now he has won nine major honors that includes three major titles for Premier League and being the most capped player for Serbia is justified, having played 105 matches for them.