On Monday, the national team of Serbia will start its preparations for the World League Super Final.
Serbia will play with the rejuvenated team at the tournament that will be held in Strasbourg (July 22 – 27). Only one Olympic champion – center-forward Djordje Lazic (Brescia), is among the candidates for a spot on the roster for the World League Super Final.
Compared to the team that won 5th place at the World Championships, five players are missing – captain and goalkeeper Branislav Mitrovic. Dusan Mandic, Sava Randjelovic, Nikola Jaksic and Strahinja Rasovic.
Mandic, Randjelovic, Jaksic and the third-best scorer of the World Championships S.Rasovic (17 goals) will re-join the team after the World League and will prepare for the European Championships in Split. According to an earlier agreement with head coach Dejan Savic, the most experienced player Branislav Mitrovic will get a rest from the national team’s duties until the end of the summer. He won’t play at the Europeans.
Eighteen players will begin the preparations in Subotica on Monday.
Goalkeepers: Dimitrije Risticevic (Panathinaikos), Lazar Dobozanov (Radnički), Vladimir Misovic (Crvena zvezda), Milan Bulajic (Valis); Field players: Djordje Lazic (Brescia), Djordje Vucinic (Novi Beograd), Gavril Subotic (Crvena zvezda), Luka Pljevancic, Marko Radulovic, Nemanja Vico, Nikola Lukic (all Radnicki), Ognjen Stojanovic (Sabac), Petar Velkic (Ortigia), Radomir Drasovic, Vasilije Martinovic Viktor Rasovic (all Novi Beograd), Vuk Milojevic (Crvena zvezda), Filip Brankovic (Radnicki).