Russia's A-squad vs. Cote d'Ivoire and Belgium
The coaching staff of the Russian National team headed by Stanislav Cherchesov announced the list of players who will be called for the preparation to the friendly matches against Cote d'Ivoire (24 March , Krasnodar, 19.00) and Belgium (28 March , Sochi, 19.00).
The main list includes 27 players.
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (PFC CSKA Moscow), Alexander Belenov (FC Ufa), Stanislav Kritsyuk (FC Krasnodar), Marinato Guilherme (FC Lokomotiv, Moscow).
Defenders: Victor Vasin (PFC CSKA Moscow), Georgiy Dzhikiya, Ilya Kutepov (FC Spartak, Moscow), Fedor Kudryashov (FC Rostov, Rostov-on-Don), Roman Neustadter (FC Fenerbahce, Turkey), Andrey Semenov (FC Terek, Grozny), Roman Shishkin (FC Krasnodar).
Midfielders: Yury Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Denis Glushakov, Roman Zobnin, Dmitry Kombarov, Alexander Samedov (all - FC Spartak, Moscow), Alexander Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Mario Fernandes (PFC CSKA, Moscow), Alexander Erokhin (FC Rostov, Rostov-on-Don), Yury Zhirkov (FC Zenit, Saint-Petersburg),
Alexey Miranchuk (FC Lokomotiv, Moscow), Magomed Ozdoev (FC Terek, Grozny).
Forwards: Alexander Bukharov, Dmitry Poloz (FC Rostov, Rostov-on-Don), Artem Dzyuba (FC Zenit, Saint-Petersburg), Maxim Kanunnikov (FC Rubin, Kazan), Fedor Smolov (FC Krasnodar).
Please be aware that the above players’ list might be subject to some amendments.
Stanislav Cherchesov’s charges will start the preparation to the friendly matches on 20 March in Krasnodar.
The planning of the Russian National team will be published at FUR official website later.