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Russia name 23-man squad for 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Russia name 23-man squad for 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Kouami Sessou . Posted in World Cup No Comments

Russia have dropped Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak from their World Cup squad, with Fabio Capello naming a domestic-based 23-man line-up.

The 30-year-old had been the surprise name in Capello’s initial 30-man party, having never played under the former England boss.

Pogrebnyak was the only player in the original squad to play outside Russia.

Rubin Kazan midfielder Mogilevets will travel to Brazil as a standby player.

Russia, who are playing in the first World Cup finals for the first time in 12 years, face South Korea, Belgium and Algeria in Group H.

Russia 23-man squad

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yury Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg), Sergey Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan).

Defenders: Vasili Berezutskiy (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Andrey Eshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Sergey Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Alexey Kozlov (Dynamo Moscow), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrey Semenov (Terek Grozny), Georgi Schennikov (CSKA Moscow).

Midfielders: Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Igor Denisov (Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yury Zhirkov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexey Ionov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Victor Faizulin (Zenit St Petersburg), Oleg Shatov (Zenit St Petersburg), Pavel Mogilevets (Rubin Kazan).

Forwards: Maxim Kanunnikov (Amkar Perm), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow).

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