The Serbian U21 team gathered at the hotel „M“ before the qualifying matches vs. Latvia (04.09.) and Bulgaria (08.09.). Coach Ilija Stolica will not be able to count on all the summoned players due to problems the whole world and football is facing because of COVID – 19 and pertaining measures in each of the countries.
Due to UEFA regulations that allow clubs to act in accordance with the prescribed measures of the state, Dejan Joveljić and Slobodan Tedić cannot join their national teammates, and, as regards the two Olympiacos players, Nikola Čumić and Svetozar Marković, the situation remains questionable. Namely, as we find out, there was one coronavirus case in an Athens club, which automatically requires new tests for all other players. Until things are clearer on that issue, the coach and his and associates in the technical staff will not be able to count on the Athens tandem of our national team members.
There was a change on the list of goalkeepers: Duško Marković from Rad suffered an injury so Aleksandar Popović from Partizan is summonned. The new name is also the Čukarički forwarder, Marko Šarić.
So, besides the above listed players, the list of coach Stolica includes: goalkeepers Marko Ilić (Voždovac), Aleksandar Popović (Partizan), Đorđe Petrović (Čukarički), defense Jovan Vlalukin (Metalac), Mihajlo Ivančević (Spartak ŽK), Nemanja Mićević (Mladost, Lučani), Dimitrije Kamenović (Čukarički), Mladen Devetak (Vojvodina), Jovan Nišić (Voždovac), Zlatan Šehović (Makabi Netanja), Erhan Mašović (Klub Briž), MF Veljko Birmančević (Čukarički), Mirko Topić (Vojvodina), Filip Stevanović (Partizan), Njegoš Petrović (Crvena zvezda), Ivan Ilić (Mančester Siti), Luka Ilić (Mančester Siti), Željko Gavrić (Crvena zvezda), Veljko Nikolić (Crvena zvezda), Viktor Lukić (Radnik), Mihajlo Banjac (TSC), Igor Maksimović (Metalac), FW’s Luka Adžić (Anderleht), Filip Stuparević (Votford), Viktor Živojinović (Proleter) and Marko Šarić (Čukarički).