Serbia keep the faith in WC qualifying squad
BELGRADE, May 6 (Reuters) - Serbia and Montenegro manager Ilija Petkovic said there would be no new names in his 23-man World Cup squad to be announced on May 15, the B 92 website reported on Saturday.
"There will be very few surprises, if any. The group of players who qualified for Germany have earned their places in the squad and I think they ought to be rewarded for their efforts," he said.
"It would be unfair of me and my staff to come up with some sensational changes, we have every confidence in these lads."
Serbia and Montenegro topped their qualifying group with six wins and four draws, having set a record of conceding only one goal. They scored 16 and consigned top-seeded Spain to the playoffs.
In the June 9-July 9 finals in Germany, the Serbs are in Group C with The Netherlands, Argentina and this year's African Nations Cup finalists Ivory Coast.