Serbia coach Radomir Antic has this week named his provisional 30 man squad for this summer’s FIFA World Cup 2010.
Fans of the Barclays Premier League will note the names of defenders Vidic (Manchester United) and Ivanovic (Chelsea) as well as goalkeeper Stojkovic (Wigan Athletic).
Serbia have selected a squad largely similar to the group of players responsible for their World Cup Qualification.
Serbia will line up in Group D with Ghana, Australia and Germany where they will have a tough time progressing from one of the most difficult groups in the tournament’s first stage.
Serbia World Cup Provisional Squad
Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Wigan), Zeljko Brkic (Vojvodina Novi Sad), Bojan Isailovic (Cukaricki Belgrade), Andjelko Djuricic (Leiria).
Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Antonio Rukavina(Munich 1860), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund), Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese), Ivan Obradovic (Saragossa), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio).
Midfielders: Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan), Nenad Milijas(Wolverhampton), Miloss Krasic (CSKA Moscow), Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege), Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Stuttgart), Zoran Tosic (Cologne), Miralem Sulejmani (Ajax), Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin), Nemanja Matic (Chelsea), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade).
Forwards: Nikola Zigic (Valencia), Marko Pantelic (Ajax), Danko Lazovic (Zenith), Dragan Mrdja (Vojvodina), Dejan Lekic (Red Star Belgrade).