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World Cup 2010: Serbia drop fourth keeper to trim squad

Nikola Zigic
Nikola Zigic (right) will lead the line for Serbia

Serbia coach Raddy Antic has finalised his World Cup squad, with goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic the man to miss out when the squad was trimmed from 24 to 23.

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic and Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic will team up at the back.

And Birmingham's giant new striker Nikola Zigic leads the forward line.

Serbia take on Poland in a friendly in Austria on Wednesday and they are in the same group as Germany, Ghana and Australia in the World Cup.

Antic had earlier cut the squad down from 30, losing Chelsea pair Slobodan Rajkovic and Nemanja Matic as well as Ajax forward Miralem Sulejmani.


Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting), Bojan Isailovic (Zaglebie Lubin), Andjelko Djuricic (Uniao Leiria).

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Antonio Rukavina (1860 Munich), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund), Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese), Ivan Obradovic (Zaragoza), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio).

Midfielders: Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan), Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin), Nenad Milijas (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (VfB Stuttgart), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade), Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow), Zoran Tosic (Manchester United), Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev), Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege).

Forwards: Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City), Marko Pantelic (Ajax Amsterdam), Danko Lazovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dragan Mrdja (Vojvodina Novi Sad).



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Chelsea pair discarded by Serbia
21 May 10 |  World Cup 2010


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