Palace’s Luka Milivojevic has been called up for Serbia’s friendlies with Morocco and Nigeria during the international break later this month.
The Eagles enforcer is amongst 24 players that coach Mladen Kostajic wants to have a closer look at with the 2018 World Cup in Russia now just three months away, and in preparation for the tournament the Serbs will take on Morocco in Turin at the Stadio Olympico on Friday 23rd March and then face the Super Eagles four days later at Barnet’s Hive Stadium.
Milivojevic, who played in nine of his nation’s 10 qualifiers to reach Russia, will be looking to add to his haul of 25 caps in those matches, having appeared in 29 games for Palace this season and leading their goalscoring charts with seven goals to his name.
Serbia have been drawn alongside Brazil, Costa Rica and Switzerland at the World Cup, while both of their upcoming opponents have also made it to the finals, which kick off on 14th June.
Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar)
Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Dusan Basta (Lazio), Nikola Maksimovic (Spartak Moscow), Vujadin Savic (Red Star), Matija Nastasic (Schalke), Dusko Tosic (Besiktas), Milos Veljkovic ), Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma), Ivan Obradovic (Anderlecht)
Midfielders: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergei Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Mijat Gacinovic (Eintracht), Marko Grujic (Cardiff)
Attackers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica)