Scotland’s upcoming opponents Serbia have announced competing stars from Crystal Palace to Real Madrid – but they have Covid issues to deal with.
Next week, Steve Clarke’s Scotland team travel to Serbia to battle for a place in Euro 2020 next summer. On their travels they will face tough opposition in the likes of Crystal Palace enforcer Luka Milivojevic and Bernabeu ace Luka Jovic after Serbia announced their squad for the match on Monday.
The Serbians have a brilliant player pool to call upon but their endeavours to reach Euro 2020 have taken a hit. Key men in Ajax midfielder Dušan Tadić and Sassuolo’s Filip Đuričić have tested positive for Covid-19.
Tadic is one of 11 Ajax players to have received a positive Covid-19 test before their latest Champions League battle whilst Sassuolo’s playmaker has also had a test return positive results.
Scotland are no strangers to Covid-19 problems, Stuart Armstrong, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie missing last month’s matches with positive tests and isolation measures.
But it’s the Scottish opponents who have been affected this time around.