Friday, June 18, 2010
Serbian football team had their first training session on the pitch of a nearby university campus in Johannesburg
Belgrade, June, 12. 2010 (Serbia Today) - Serbia coach Radomir Antic said that team is entering pre-tournament preparations, and “by the time we take on Ghana in our first game, we will have reached our desired level of form.” Antic then addressed the issue of key defender Nemanja Vidic, who has not been training of late. “Ever since he got ill, he hasn’t trained, but he feels much better and I hope Vidic will be ready for the opener against Ghana”, said Antic. Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic said this squad of players was very different from the one that had a disastrous tournament four years ago in Germany. “I want to do something I will be proud of. I will give my best to make South Africa a very positive experience for the Serbia national team”, said the vice-captain. Serbia Football Association president Tomislav Karadzic says the team’s goal is to qualify for the knockout phase of the competition.