Milan defender missing from Georgia squad
TBILISI, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Georgia will be without captain Kakha Kaladze and midfielder Levan Kobiashvili for this month's Euro 2008 Group B qualifiers against world champions Italy and group leaders Scotland. AC Milan defender Kaladze suffered a thigh injury at the weekend, while Schalke 04's Kobiashvili has a groin injury. Georgia coach Klaus Toppmoeller has called up two newcomers, 17-year-old striker Levan Mchedlidze and 19-year-old goalkeeper Revaz Tevdoradze, in his 23-man squad for the away match against Italy on Oct. 13 and the home fixture with Scotland four days later. Two other teenagers, 17-year-old goalkeeper Giorgi Makaridze and 16-year-old playmaker Levan Kenia, made their international debuts in a 1-1 draw against Ukraine last month. Georgia are sixth in the seven-team group with seven points from nine matches. Squad: Goalkeepers: Giorgi Lomaia (without a club), Giorgi Makaridze (Dinamo Tbilisi), Revaz Tevdoradze (Merani Tbilisi) Defenders: Zurab Khizanishvil (Blackburn Rovers), Malkhaz Asatiani (Lokomotiv Moscow), Mate Gvinianidze (TSV 1860 Munich), Giorgi Shashiashvili (Sturm Graz), Ilia Kandelaki (Carl Zeiss Jena), Lasha Salukvadze (Rubin Kazan), Aleksandre Kvakhadze (WIT Georgia Tbilisi) Midfielders: Davit Mujiri (Krylya Sovietov Samara), Jaba Kankava (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Davit Kvirkvelia (Metalurg Zaporizhya), Zurab Menteshashvili (FK Ventspils), Grigol Dolidze (Ameri Tbilisi), Davit Bolkvadze (Ameri Tbilisi), Levan Kenia (Lokomotivi Tbilisi), Levan Tskitishvili (without a club) Forwards: Giorgi Demetradze (Arsenal Kiev), Lasha Jakobia (Metalist Kharkiv), Davit Siradze (SC Paderborn 07), Dimitri Tatanashvili (Ameri Tbilisi), Levan Mchedlidze (Empoli FC).