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Serbia take a chance on Tošić

Published: Friday 31 August 2007, 13.02CET
The FK Partizan midfielder Zoran Tošić has received a first call-up to Serbia's squad for the UEFA EURO 2008™ Group A qualifiers against Finland and Portugal.
by Aleksandar Bošković
from Belgrade
Serbia take a chance on Tošić
Zoran Tošić (right) in action for Serbia's Under-21 side ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 31 August 2007, 13.02CET

Serbia take a chance on Tošić

The FK Partizan midfielder Zoran Tošić has received a first call-up to Serbia's squad for the UEFA EURO 2008™ Group A qualifiers against Finland and Portugal.

Zoran Tošić has received a first call-up to Serbia's squad for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Finland and Portugal.

Two suspensions
The 20-year-old FK Partizan midfielder is the only newcomer in Javier Clemente's squad for the game against Finland in Belgrade on 8 September and the trip to Lisbon four days later. Defenders Mladen Krštajić and Nemanja Vidić are included though both are suspended for the Finland match. Captain Dejan Stanković returns after a one-game ban while striker Nikola Žigić is also available after suspension and injury ruled him out of Serbia's last three qualifiers. Serbia are fourth in Group A, five points behind leaders Poland.

Serbia squad
Goalkeepers:
Vladimir Stojković (Sporting Clube de Portugal), Vlada Avramov (ACF Fiorentina).

Defenders: Antonio Rukavina (FK Partizan), Mladen Krstajić (FC Schalke 04), Ivica Dragutinović (Sevilla FC), Duško Tošić (Werder Bremen), Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United FC), Milan Stepanov (FC Porto), Branislav Ivanović (FC Lokomotiv Moskva).

Midfielders: Dejan Stanković (FC Internazionale Milano), Nenad Kovačević (RC Lens), Igor Duljaj (FC Shakhtar Donetsk), Milan Smiljanić (RCD Espanyol), Boško Janković (US Città di Palermo), Zdravko Kuzmanović (ACF Fiorentina), Miloš Krasić (PFC CSKA Moskva), Zoran Tošić (FK Partizan).

Forwards: Marko Pantelić (Hertha BSC), Nikola Žigić (Valencia CF), Danko Lazović (PSV Eindhoven), Milan Jovanović (R. Standard de Liege).

Last updated: 31/08/07 13.24CET

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