But behind them is the next generation, the U21 team fighting to get to their first European Championship.And leading the charge are two twin brothers, born and brought up in England, currently playing for Leeds United and Wigan Athletic.
Their mother, Natalie Sarkic-Todd, was an FCO official who works for Euractiv, a European media network.
So the two boys, born in July 1997, have not had the most typical of journeys, representing the country “of their hearts” and competing for playing time in the Football League.
In 1194 Norwich was granted the status of a city and continued to grow during the medieval period when it held huge importance as a centre for commerce and religion.
Between 12 the city walls were constructed, along with 12 gatehouses which were heavily fortified and collected tolls from those wishing to enter. It is said that some 30,000 people were living within the city walls and, by the 14th century, Norwich was the chief manufacturer of worsted cloth, an industry which only began to decline during the early 1800’s.
No Montenegro team has ever qualified for a major tournament.
Their senior side is in a promising position for the 2018 World Cup, and if Stefan Jovetic, Stefan Savic and co beat Denmark in Podgorica on Thursday night they will be heading for the play-offs.
Oliver and Matija Sarkic are the two 20-year-olds, eligible for England and, if they wanted, for Belgium too, but who have chosen to play for the country of their father.
The national teams of the former Yugoslavian nations have plenty of players brought up in Western Europe, whose parents fled the wars of the 1990s.
After starting at the British School of Brussels they soon moved on to French-speaking schools.
“We didn’t speak a word of French, growing up speaking English and Montenegrin,” Oliver says.
England has always been where they wanted to play – their English is immaculate – even if they left here for Brussels at the age of seven.