Jankovic names Serbia line-up
Monday, 01 October, 2012
Serbia U21s squad confirmed for Euro 2013 play-off against England
Serbia Under-21s coach Aleksandar Jankovic has named a 23-man squad for their Euro 2013 play-off against England.
Stuart Pearce's young Lions, who topped Group 8 in Qualifying, take on the Group 4 winners in a two-legged knockout for a place in the Finals in Israel next summer.
Red Star Belgrade, giants of Serbian football and winners of the European Cup in 1991, are heavily represented. Jankovic, who started is playing career at Red Star and is now their head coach, has included seven of his club side in his international selection.
Current Serbian SuperLiga champions, Partizan Belgrade, have three players in the line-up; midfield trio Miloš Jojić, Saša Marković and Nikola Ninković have five goals between them during qualifying. Ninkovic also figured against Noel Blake's England side at the UEFA U19 Championship in July, scoring directly from a corner in their 2-1 defeat to the Three Lions.
Serbia arrive in England next week for the first leg at Norwich City's Carrow Road on Friday 12 October (ticket details). The return is four days later in the Serbian town of Krusevac.
Stuart Pearce will confirm his squad for the double-header later this week.
Branimir Aleksić (FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda), Aleksandar Kirovski (FK Red Star Belgrade), Marko Dmitrović (FK Red Star Belgrade)
Nemanja Gudelj (NAC Breda (Holland)), Marko Petković (OFK Belgrade), Slobodan Medojević (VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)), Aleksandar Pantić (FK Rad), Miloš Kosanović (MKS Cracovia Krakow), Filip Mladenović (FK Red Star Belgrade), Milan Rodić (OFK Belgrade)
Vuk Mitošević (FK Vojvodina Novi Sad), Miloš Jojić (FK Partizan), Saša Marković (FK Partizan), Nenad Krstičić (UC Sampdoria (Italy)), Filip Malbašić (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany)), Luka Milivojević (FK Red Star Belgrade), Nikola Ninković (FK Partizan), Darko Lazović (FK Red Star Belgrade), Goran Čaušić (FK Rad)
Nemanja Kojić (FK Rad), Đorđe Despotović (FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda), Luka Milunović (FK Red Star Belgrade), Ognjen Mudrinski (FK Red Star Belgrade)
Head Coach Aleksandar Janković