Milos Teodosic and Boban Marjanovic out for September World Cup Qualifiers

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Antonis Stroggylakis

29/Aug/18 15:03

Serbia will be without two of its major stars for two key games of the World Cup Qualifiers.

By Antonis Stroggylakis/

L.A. Clippers guard Milos Teodosic and center Boban Marjanovic won’t join the Serbian national team for the first two games of Round 2 of the World Cup Qualifiers, held in September.

Per Serbian website Novosti, Serbia head coach Sasha Djordjevic won’t include either Teodosic and Marjanovic in the roster for the matches vs. Greece (September 13) and Estonia (September 16), following discussions with Clippers general manager Lawrence Frank.

Teodosic and Marjanovic join Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic in the list of major absentees for Serbia. The “Orlovi” are competing in Group L, together with Greece, Germany, Israel, Georgia, and Estonia and are starting at the third place with a 4-2 record they carry from the first round. The first three national teams from each Group advance to the 2019 World Cup while the rest will play in the 2021 EuroBasket Qualifiers.

The full roster of the Serbian national team ahead of the September World Cup Qualifiers is expected to be announced today (29/9).

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