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Jovica Antonic, who is the assistant of Serbia’s head coach, Sasa Djordjevic, talked to the Serbian newspaper “Novosti” and confirmed that Nikola Jokic will not play for the national team in the World Cup Qualifiers in September.

“We cannot count on Nikola Jokic to join us for the Qualifiers. However, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nemanja Bjelica will be available for both matches,” Antonic said.

Djordjevic’s assistant added that it’s not clear yet whether Milos Teodosic and Boban Marjanovic will be part of the roster.

“We hope Teodosic and Marjanovic will play for us. That’s why we have so many players in the roster in order to avoid any unpleasant situations.”

Serbia will face Greece on September 13 and Estonia three days later, on September 16.