(Reuters) – Serbian all-time main scorer Aleksandr Mitrovic, who’s recovering from an ankle harm, has been named by Dragan Stojković for the World Cup in Qatar on Friday.

Fulham striker Mitrovic, who missed final weekend’s Premier League conflict with Manchester Metropolis and is in peril of qualifying for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Manchester United, has scored 50 objectives for his nation and is the most recent to attain 50 objectives for Juventus. He’s within the crew with Dusan Blachovic.

The duo, who’ve scored 17 objectives for his or her membership this season, are anticipated to be on the forefront of the Serbian nationwide crew from 20 November to December. His 18 event with Fiorentina’s 24-year-old Lukajovic ready within the wings.

Serbia might be captained by Dusan Tadic of Ajax Amsterdam, who has scored 18 objectives in 90 caps for the nationwide crew.

Their midfield can also be led by Lazio’s versatile Sergey Milinkovic Savich, who has scored six objectives in 35 appearances for the nationwide crew.

Predrag Rajkovic is the crew’s most skilled goalkeeper, whereas Turin’s Vanja Milinkovic-Savic has six caps and has began 4 of the six Nations League video games earlier this 12 months.

Serbia is in Group G together with Brazil, Switzerland and Cameroon. Serbia, who’ve by no means made it previous the group stage, will face five-time champions Brazil of their opening group stage match on 24 November.

They’ll first play a pleasant in opposition to Bahrain in Manama on 18 November earlier than heading to Doha the next day.


Goalkeepers: Marko Dmitrovich, Predrag Rajkovic, Vanja Milinkovic Savich

Defenders: Stefan Mitrovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Strahinja Pavlovich, Milos Veljkovic, Filip Mladenovic, Strahinja Erakovic, Srjan Babic

Midfielders: Nemanja Guderi, Sergey Milinkovic Savic, Saszal Lukic, Marko Grujic, Filip Kostik, Uros Lacic, Nemanja Maksimovic, Ivan Ilić, Andrija Zivkovic, Darko Lazovic

Forwards: Dusan Tadic (captain), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Blacovic, Filip Dulicic, Luka Jovic, Nemanja Radoncic

Reporting by Rohith Nair, Bangalore Modifying by Toby Davis

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