Serbia Coach Calls Up Matic, Kolarov, Tadic In Pre-World Cup Friendly Team Against Nigeria
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Ahead of the Pre-World Cup Friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Eagles of Serbia, the coach of the Serbian side, Mladen Krstajic has released his team of players to prosecute the encounter.
Krstajic has called up the full strength National team with the likes of Captain and National legend, Branislav Ivanovic, Manchester United Midfield Enforcer, Nemanja Matic and Southampton forward, Dusan Tadic all included in the 24-man Serbia contingent.
There are also invitations for Roma defender, Aleksandar Kolarov and Lazio hot midfield prospect, Sergei Milinkovic-Savic.
Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is one of only two strikers called up by Krstajic, the other being PAOK Salonica’s Aleksandar Prijovic.
The Friendly between both sides that are preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia comes up on the 27th of March at The Hive Stadium, London.
This is the list of the full squad as obtained by NIGERIA NEWS:
Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar);
Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Dusan Basta (Lazio), Nikola Maksimovic (Spartak Moscow), Vujadin Savic (Red Star), Matija Nastasic (Schalke), Dusko Tosic (Besiktas), Milos Veljkovic ), Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma), Ivan Obradovic (Anderlecht)
Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Kristal Palas), Sergei Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Mijat Gacinovic (Eintracht), Marko Grujic (Cardiff), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica)
Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK)