Dragutinovic recalled to Serbia squad
BELGRADE, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Serbia's Spanish coach Javier Clemente has recalled Sevilla left back Ivica Dragutinovic to his 20-man squad for the Euro 2008 Group A qualifiers at home to Belgium on Oct. 7 and Armenia four days later.
Dragutinovic was one of the players dropped by Clemente after he took over from Ilija Petkovic following the World Cup but a shortage of experienced defenders has forced the 56-year-old to recall him.
The back four will be boosted by the full recovery of Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic from injury.
Striker Mateja Kezman was not included in the squad even though he has completed his three-match ban for a red card in the 6-0 World Cup defeat to Argentina.
The Serbians have four points from two matches after beating Azerbaijan 1-0 and drawing with Poland.
The group also includes World Cup semi-finalists Portugal, Finland and Kazakhstan.
Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Nantes), Vlada Avramov (Treviso)
Defenders: Marjan Markovic (Dynamo Kiev), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Milan Stepanov (Trabzonspor), Milan Bisevac (Red Star Belgrade), Mladen Krstajic (Schalke), Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese), Ivica Dragutinovic (Sevilla)
Midfield: Igor Duljaj (Shakhtar Donetsk), Nenad Kovacevic (Lens), Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan), Ivan Ergic (Basel), Aleksandar Trisovic (Red Star Belgrade), Sasa Ilic (Galatasaray), Ognjen Koroman (Portsmouth)
Strikers: Nikola Zigic (Racing Santander), Danijel Ljuboja (Hamburg SV), Marko Pantelic (Hertha Berlin), Danko Lazovic (Vitesse Arnhem).