Serbia drillmaster Radomir Antic is because comatose some of his appointed first-choice players for the World Cup Accumulation D bout adjoin Australia on Wednesday.The absolute aback four, additional midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic and striker Nikola Zigic, are on one chicken agenda and could absence the additional annular bout if they beforehand from a bound group.
"That is a lot of players with one booking and we still haven't absitively what to do, it could be a last-minute decision," Antic told a account appointment on Sunday."On the one hand, we accept to go for a win and cantankerous the abutting arch aback we appear to it but, on the other, we additionally accept to attending advanced because we can't allow to lose too abounding starters if we ability the additional stage.
"Australia are a angrily aggressive aggregation so it's acceptable to accept axial apostle Aleksandar Lukovic aback from abeyance and he is acceptable to be best again."Lukovic absent the 1-0 win over Germany afterwards actuality beatific off in Serbia's aperture accident to Ghana by the aforementioned scoreline.
He is set to booty his abode aback from Neven Subotic, one of the four defenders on a chicken card.The added three are Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Vidic and Aleksandar Kolarov but, accustomed the abridgement of abyss at the aback in Serbia's squad, all three should alpha adjoin Australia.
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Serbia will authorize for the aftermost 16 if they win and a draw could additionally be abundant depending on the aftereffect of the Germany-Ghana bout at Soccer City in Johannesburg.Antic was afflicted by 10-man Australia's achievement in a 1-1 draw with Ghana on Saturday and accustomed Serbia had to beforehand on their accidental win over Germany to progress.
"Australia appear beyond as the fittest aggregation in the tournament," he said. "They had added affairs than Ghana to win the bold afterwards accident Harry Kewell to a red agenda and we'll accept to be at our best to exhausted them."Tim Cahill will acknowledgment from abeyance and that will be a massive addition for them while the admirers could additionally be a factor...
"But we will be at abounding backbone and acquisitive to go afterwards assault Germany for the aboriginal time in 37 years," he added."That win was added than aloof three credibility as it has aggressive us to aim for greater heights."
Winger Milan Jovanovic, who denticulate the champ adjoin Germany, said the achievement adjoin the amateur World Cup winners would bulk to annihilation if Serbia don't beforehand from the group."It was a abundant activity but it will anon be abandoned if we don't accomplishment the job adjoin the Australians. We charge accumulate that in apperception and break absolutely focused on the assignment ahead."