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Arshavin left out of Russia squad

Russia's Andrey Arshavin
Andrei Arshavin has been left out of Russia's squad to face the United States.
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MOSCOW (AP)

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Russia coach Fabio Capello has left former captain Andrei Arshavin out of a 26-player squad to face the United States in a friendly next week.

Capello gave first call-ups to under-21 team regulars Denis Cheryshev, a midfielder with Real Madrid, and forward Fyodor Smolov, who is on loan at Anzhi Makhachkala from Dynamo Moscow.

Arshavin and fellow experienced forwards Pavel Pogrebnyak and Roman Pavlyuchenko have been frozen out by Capello during the team's perfect four-win start in 2014 World Cup qualifying.

Russia faces a U.S. team coached by Jurgen Klinsmann on Nov. 14 in Krasnodar, the southern city which was dropped as a potential 2018 World Cup host city in September.

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Squad:

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Belenov (Kuban), Vladimir Gabulov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

Defenders: Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexei Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Renat Yanbaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexei Yeshchenko (Lokomotiv Moscow).

Midfielders: Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Spartak Moscow), Vladimir Bystrov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid), Igor Denisov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Viktor Faizulin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Magomed Ozdoev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St. Petersburg).

Forwards: Artyom Dzyuba (Spartak Moscow), Maxim Grigoryev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (Anzhi Makhachkala).

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