Soccer News of Thursday, 27 February 2014


Vucinic and Jovetic out of Ghana friendly clash

Montenegro will miss the services of top stars captain Mirko Vucinic and Stevan Jovetic against Ghana next month in an international friendly due to injuries, can confirm. can confirm the duo have been excluded from coach Branko Brnovic’s 20-man squad selected for exhibition match on 5th March.

Juventus striker Vucinic sprained his right knee in training two weeks ago and scheduled to be out for several weeks, the club confirmed.

Tests conducted ruled out any ligament damage but revealed bruising on his tibia and medial meniscus.

Vucinic has been battling injuries this season and restricted to nine Serie A appearances.

Injury-jinxed Jovetic, who plays for Manchester City, will also not be risked by coach Brnovic.

Belgium-based midfielder Zarko Tomasevic who plays for Kortrijk and Sporting Braga midfielder Nikola Vukcevic have been invited as replacements.

The match will be played at the City Stadium in Podgorica next Wednesday.