Nemanja Gudelj is not going to the world cup. The Serbian coach Mladen Krstajic has the former player of NAC Breda, AZ and Ajax are not included in his 27-man pre-selection.
The 26-year-old Gudelj, who is currently at the Chinese Guangzhou Evergrande FC under contract, played in qualifying and all the races. The world cup in Russia would be his first major tournament, but Krstajic has him so not necessary.
The 27-member pre-selection of Serbia
Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar), Aleksandar Jovanovic (Aarhus GF)
Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit), Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina), Milan Rodić (Red Star Belgrade), Matija Nastasic (Schalke 04)
Midfielders: Nemanja Maksimovic (Valencia), Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburger SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade), Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Mijat Gacinovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marko Grujic (Cardiff City)
Attackers: Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Saloniki), Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham),