Russia names squad for Euro 2012 qualifiers
Russia coach Dick Advocaat has called up newcomer Alexander
Samedov to replace injured midfielder Dmitry Torbinskiy for the
team’s last two Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Russia is away to Slovakia on Oct. 7 and will host Andorra in
Moscow four days later.
Advocaat’s side is top of Group B with 17 points after eight
games. Second-place Ireland is two points behind, followed by
Armenia and Slovakia on 14 points each.
Advocaat has been widely criticized for selecting the same
20-man squad for the most of the qualifying round.
Goalkeepers: Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Anton
Shunin (Dinamo Moscow).
Defenders: Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexei
Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Vasiliy Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Sergei
Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Zhirkov (Anzhi), Roman Shishkin
Midfielders: Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Everton), Denis Glushakov
(Lokomotiv Moscow), Igor Denisov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman
Shirokov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St.
Petersburg), Alan Dzagoyev (CSKA Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dinamo
Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Dinamo Moscow).
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit
St.Petersburg), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham), Pavel Pogrebnyak