Russia coach Advocaat makes 2 changes to squad
Russia coach Dick Advocaat has dropped Zenit St. Petersburg
midfielders Roman Shirokov and Alexei Ionov from his squad for the
European Championship qualifier against Armenia and a friendly
They are replaced in the 20-man squad by defender Renat Yanbayev
and midfielder Denis Glushakov from the Russian league leader
Russia will host Armenia in St. Petersburg on June 7 and play
Cameroon in Salzburg, Austria, three days later.
Russia, Slovakia and Ireland are tied at the top of Group B with
10 points from five games each. Armenia, which held Russia to a 0-0
draw in March, is two points behind.
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Malafeev
(Zenit St. Petersburg).
Defenders: Aleksander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Aleksei
Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vasili Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Sergei
Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea), Roman Shishkin
(Lokomotiv Moscow), Renat Yanbayev (Lokomotiv Moscow).
Midfielders: Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Everton), Igor Denisov
(Zenit St. Petersburg), Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St. Petersburg),
Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow), Dmitry
Torbinsky (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv
Strikers: Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit
St. Petersburg), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Stuttgart), Roman Pavlyuchenko