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Some encouraging news has emerged from Serbia: Svetislav Pesic has recovered.

The new head coach of Serbia NT was discharged from the hospital and immediately returned to regular activities.

At the beginning of the previous week, Pesic needed hospitalization due to acute infection, which some reports had attributed to COVID. However, Pesic's son, Marko, clarified the situation by posting a story on Instagram, denying any potential Covid-related rumors.

"Just a short notice regarding my father's health situation... After inflammation of a throat area, the doctors decided that he would need a stationary treatment with antibiotics. His situation is stable as he is being monitored for the next couple of days. All the Covid rumors about a Covid infection are false and misleading!"

"In any case, I'm better now than when I went to the hospital. After two days, I was already feeling well, but I had to stay in the hospital for six-seven days to observe the protocol for receiving treatment. I would like to take this occasion and thank the entire staff, which was not only professional but also very affectionate,“the 72-year-old coach said.

Serbia clash with Latvia in Belgrade on November 25, in the World Cup 2023 qualifiers opener, three days before they travel to Belgium. Svetislav Pesic, now fully recovered, is expected to make his big comeback debut on the national bench after 19 years.

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