Matic and Ivanovic make Serbia’s 24-man squad to face Nigeria

Matic and Ivanovic make Serbia’s 24-man squad to face Nigeria

Serbian Coach, Mladen Krstajic has announced a 24-player roster for his side’s upcoming friendlies against Morocco and Nigeria that includes former Chelsea stars, Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic.

27-year-old Red Star Belgrade central defender Vujadin Savic is in line to make his international debut for Serbia as he has been handed a maiden call-up to the senior team.

Headlining the squad is Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic,  Skipper Branislav Ivanovic,  Marko Grujic (Cardiff), Dusan Tadic (southampton).


Ex-Manchester City left-back now at Roma, Aleksandar Kolarov, has also been invited, and could face his old teammate at The Citizens Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been named to the Nigerian roster.

Nigeria face Serbia at the Hive Stadium in London four days after their friendly against Poland.

Serbia Squad

Goalkeepers (3): Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar);

Defenders (10): 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 (9): 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)

Attack (2): Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK)

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