BELGRADE - Defender Nemanja Vidic will
miss Serbia's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Northern Ireland and
Estonia with a calf injury, his country's football association
(FSS) said on Sunday.
"Coach Vladimir Petrovic spoke to Vidic and it's been
decided that he should stay with his club Manchester United for
further treatment," the FSS said on its website.
United captain Vidic has missed his club's last two games -
Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League win over Olympique Marseille and
Saturday's 1-0 league victory against Bolton - after picking up
a knock in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Arsenal earlier this month.
Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic is also doubtful as he
is recovering from a groin injury.
Serbia, who are fifth in Group C with four points from as
many games, are at home to Northern Ireland on Friday behind
closed doors as they serve their one-match crowd ban because of
a riot their fans caused in Italy last October.
Group leaders Italy, who have 10 points from four games,
were awarded a 3-0 walkover against Serbia, whose ultras forced
the game in Genoa to be abandoned after only six minutes when
they threw flares at home fans, players and police.
The Serbs are away to Estonia on March 29.
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