Serbia coach Radomir Antic remains confident that Nemanja Vidic will be available for their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ opener against Ghana on Monday as he battles a virus.

The Manchester United defender missed the friendly against Poland with an upset stomach and then sat out the following Cameroon match with a high temperature, and has still not returned to training. But Antic said the 28-year-old's condition is improving.

"Vidic has not trained since he had a rash, but he is getting better," Antic told News. Serbia, who arrived in South Africa today, will also face Germany and Australia as part of their Group D campaign.