Previous
Bristol Rovers
West Bromwich Albion
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
AFC Bournemouth
Cardiff City
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Watford
Sevilla FC
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Bolton Wanderers
Chievo Verona
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
12:30 AM UTC Aug 1, 2015
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich
6:30 PM UTC Aug 1, 2015
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Advocaat reshuffles Russia squad

Russia coach Dick Advocaat was forced into a last-minute reshuffle before finalising his 23-man squad for Euro 2012.

Recent injuries to defenders Roman Shishkin and Vasiliy Berezutskiy have prompted Advocaat to turn to CSKA Moscow right-back Kirill Nababkin, with Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Magomed Ozdoyev and Spartak Moscow striker Artem Dzyuba making way.

Advocaat had been expected to release just one player as he trimmed his 24-man selection, but Ozdoyev and Dzyuba have been the unfortunate victims of the defensive problems that have triggered Nababkin's late call.

On Thursday, Advocaat ruled out calling up a replacement player, but he told reporters on Friday: "The reason I've called up an extra defender is that if something happens to Alexander Anyukov we will have a back-up on the right side in defence.''

Russia squad for Euro 2012: Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Malafeev (Zenit St Petersburg), Shunin (Dinamo Moscow); Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg), Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Granat (Dinamo Moscow), Zhirkov (Anzhi Makhachkala), Sharonov (Rubin Kazan), Nababkin (CSKA Moscow); Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg), Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg), Zyryanov (Zenit St Petersburg), Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Semshov (Dinamo Moscow), Kombarov (Spartak Moscow); Arshavin (Arsenal), Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Pavlyuchenko (Lokomotiv Moscow), Pogrebnyak (Fulham), Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Izmailov,
(Sporting), Kokorin (Dinamo Moscow).

 

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.