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Aleksandar Mitrovic and Martin Dubravka international disappointments on Monday night

9 months ago
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It was disappointment for Aleksandar Mitrovic on Monday night, as Serbia lost 1-0 to Chile in their World Cup warm up match.

Guillermo Maripan scoring with two minutes to go, as Serbia failed to deal with a corner.

By that point the Newcastle striker had departed, replaced in the 84th minute.

In a game of few chances, Mitrovic looked to have won his side a penalty after going down under a challenge from Erick Pulgar, only for the referee to wave away his claims.

As for Martin Dubravka, after impressing in last week’s 1-1 draw with Holland, the Newcastle goalkeeper watched from the bench as Slovakia lost 2-1 to World Cup-bound Morocco. Dubravka and his international teammates have now completed their international duties and he can now go off and relax, before preparing for league football next season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic was named at the weekend in Serbia’s final 23 man squad for the World Cup and they now move on to their final friendly before Russia, playing Bolivia on Saturday 9 June.

They are in World Cup Group E and play Costa Rica on 17 June, Switzerland on 22 June, Brazil on  27 June.

Serbia’s final 23 man World Cup squad:

Goalkeepers:

Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar)

Defenders:

Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Milan Rodic (Red Star Belgrade), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina).

Midfielders:

Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Marko Grujic (Liverpool), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburg SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade)

Strikers:

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United), Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Salonika), Luka Jovic (Benfica)

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