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Nemanja Vidic looks forward to 'first' World Cup with independent Serbia side.
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2010 07:36 GMT
Serbia are competing for the first time as an independent nation [EPA]

Serbia defender Nemanja Vidic is desperate to make an impact in what could be his last World Cup following the 2006 fiasco in which his country lost all three group matches.

Vidic was part of Serbia and Montenegro's 2006 World Cup squad but missed the entire tournament through suspension and a knee injury.

South Africa 2010 will be Serbia’s first tournament as an independent nation.

"No matter how much silverware you in win your career you always want more," said Vidic, 29, who won three successive league titles and the 2008 European Champions League with United.

Serbia's build-up to the finals suffered a hiccup following a 1-0 warm-up defeat by New Zealand on Saturday.

Radomir Antic named his 23-man final squad on Tuesday.

Goalkeepers:

Vladimir Stojkovic (Sporting Lisbon), Bojan Isailovic (Zaglebie Lubin), Andjelko Djuricic (Uniao Leiria).

Group D fixtures

Sunday June 13

 Germany v Australia 
 Serbia v Ghana 

Friday June 18

 
Germany v Serbia 

Saturday June 19

 
Ghana v Australia 

Wednesday June 23

 
Ghana v Germany 
 Australia v Serbia 

Defenders:

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Antonio Rukavina (Munich 1860), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund), Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese), Ivan Obradovic (Zaragoza), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio).

Midfielders:

Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan), Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin), Nenad Milijas (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (VfB Stuttgart), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade), Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow), Zoran Tosic (Manchester United), Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev), Milan Jovanovic (Standard Liege).

Forwards:

Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City), Marko Pantelic (Ajax Amsterdam), Danko Lazovic (Zenit St. Petersburg), Dragan Mrdja (Vojvodina Novi Sad).

Source:
Reuters
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