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Filipović makes Montenegro changes

Published: Monday 3 September 2007, 18.03CET
Coach Zoran Filipović has rung the changes to the Montenegro squad to face Sweden on 12 September with five players in the frame to make their debuts.
by Aleksandar Radović
from Podgorica
Filipović makes Montenegro changes
Drinčić (left) in action for Serbia U21s ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 3 September 2007, 18.03CET

Filipović makes Montenegro changes

Coach Zoran Filipović has rung the changes to the Montenegro squad to face Sweden on 12 September with five players in the frame to make their debuts.

Coach Zoran Filipović has made several changes to the Montenegro squad to face Sweden in a friendly on 12 September, naming five uncapped players.

Drinčić reward
Darko Božović, Dragan Bogavac, Mitar Novaković and Milorad Peković have all received their first senior call-ups, while FC Amkar Perm's Nikola Drinčić also makes the step up after impressing for Serbia at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in June. "In our first four matches, especially the last one against Slovenia, we had a lot of problems in midfield," said Filipović, who will be without FC Dinamo Moskva defender Jovan Tanasijević due to personal problems. "We have had a lot of trouble retaining possession - that's why I have called up these new players. I expect them to make an impact and help us to become a better team."

Montenegro squad
Goalkeepers:
Vukašin Poleksić (FC Tatabanya), Darko Božović (FK Partizan).

Defenders: Savo Pavićević (FK Hajduk Kula), Risto Lakić (FK Budućnost), Vlado Jeknić (SV Wehen), Radoslav Batak (Ankaraspor AS), Milan Jovanović (FC Universitatea Cluj), Luka Pejović (FK Mogren Budva).

Midfielders: Janko Tumbasević (FK Vojvodina), Mitar Novaković (OFK Beograd), Nikola Drinčić (FC Amkar Perm), Vladimir Božović (AFC Rapid Bucureşti), Branko Bošković (SK Rapid Wien), Nedjeljko Vlahović (FK Budućnost), Milorad Peković (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Forwards: Mirko Vučinić (AS Roma), Igor Burzanović (FK Crvena Zvezda), Milan Purović (Sporting Clube de Portugal), Dragan Bogavac (TuS Koblenz).

Last updated: 04/09/07 10.54CET

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