Tumba Called 27 Players for Matches with Turkey and Cyprus, Debut for Boris Kopitović

By , 12 Mar 2018, 20:27 PM Sport
Ljubiša Tumbaković Ljubiša Tumbaković foto: FSCG

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The Montenegrin national team coach Ljubiša Tumbaković has published a list of players for friendly matches in late March, in which the "Brave Falcons" will measure forces with the selections of Cyprus and Turkey.


The "Falcons" will visit Nicosia on March 23, while four days later they will play against the selection led by Fatih Terim. For the first time, Boris Kopitović from Čukarički will be among the players, while Marko Bakić will return to the national team, reports CdM on March 12, 2018.

"We have a list of players selected over the past two years. At that moment, the list was more extensive and was later reduced to a group of players who completed the qualification cycle for the World Cup in Russia. Now we are trying to add some players to this list who are young, interesting, and who have the potential to compete on a bigger scale. Of course, we are not giving up on any player who was part of the team in the previous period. The two players, Boris Kopitović and Aleksandar Boljević, who are invited to play in the matches with Cyprus and Turkey, are certainly interesting for our further plans," said Tumbaković.

The Serbian expert expects that the match against Turkey will be harder because they are a better opponent.

"Those will be two controlled games, as they are friendly, but we see them as important because we are beginning preparations for the matches in the League of Nations against them. Cyprus is completely unpredictable, a selection that has a group of interesting individuals, with big individual qualities, but do not achieve the appropriate results. After the match with Cyprus, we await a match with a stronger team, which besides the individual has a team quality. We will play at our stadium, and this will be a chance for a rematch for the game we played less than two years ago. It was this match, played in Antalya, that a group of players was defined, who was standard on the list of the national team after that," added the coach of the "Falcons."

Tumbaković invited 27 players to the GSP arena in Nicosia and the City Stadium in Podgorica.

Goalkeepers: Mladen Božović (Larisa, Greece), Milan Mijatovic (Budućnost), Danijel Petković (Lorient, France);

Defense: Stefan Savić (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Filip Stojković (Crvena zvezda), Adam Marušić (Lazio), Žarko Tomašević (Ostende, Belgium), Marko Simić (Pahtakor, Uzbekistan), Emrah Klimenta (Los Angeles Galaxy , USA), Nemanja Mijušković (Tosno, Russia), Boris Kopitović (Čukarički, Serbia);

(Serbia), Marko Janković (Partizan), Nikola Vukčević (Braga, Portugal), Elsad Zverotić (Sion, Switzerland), Aleksandar Šćekić (Gencelbirigli, Turkey), Marko Vešović (Legija, Poland), Nebojša Kosović (Partizan, Serbia) , Mirko Ivanić (BATE Borisov, Belarus), Damir Kojašević (Shakhtar Karaganda, Kazakhstan), Vladimir Jovović (Jablonec, Czech Republic), Sead Hakshabanović (West Hem), Aleksandar Boljević (Vasland Beveren, Belgium), Marko Bakić (Belenenseš, Portugal);

Attack: Stevan Jovetić (Monaco, France), Fatos Bećiraj (Mehelen, Belgium), Stefan Mugoša (Inchon United, South Korea) and Luka Djordjević (Arsenal Tula, Russia).

This article was translated from an article on CdM: Tumba called 27 players for matches with Turkey and Cyprus, debut for Boris Kopitović

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