Senior youth team will play against Belgium and USA


The Russian youth team (players born in 1999) will gather in Marbella from October 2 to 10 in preparation for the 1st qualifying round of the 2018 European U-19 Championship.

Our team will get together on October 2 and will go to Marbella the same day. During the training camp in Spain, the Russians will play two test matches - October 7 with Belgium and October 9 with the United States.

The coaching staff of the Russian youth team, headed by Alexander Grishin, called out 20 players to the team.

Goalkeepers: Ivan Lomaev (Chertanovo), Matvei Safonov (Krasnodar).

Defenders: Sergei Borodin, Nikolai Bochko (both are Krasnodar), Dmitry Gubanov (Rubin), Roman Yevgeniev (Dynamo M), Nikita Kakkoev (Zenit), Ivan Lapshov (Lokomotiv M), Nayair Tiknizyan (CSKA Moscow).

Midfielders: Pyotr Volodkin (Spartak M), Artem Golubev, Daniil Utkin, Magomed-Shapi Suleimanov (all  Krasnodar), Maxim Glushenkov (Chertanovo), Victor Demyanov (Dynamo M), Gennady Kiselev ("Kryliya Sovetov "), Leon Musayev (" Zenit ").

Forwards: Ivan Ignatiev ("Krasnodar"), Alexander Rudenko (Spartak M), Dmitry Tsypchenko (Chertanovo).

Alexander Grishin, head coach of the Russian national team:

- We hope that none of the called players will be injured before the start of our training camp, and we will not have to make hasty substitutions in the line-up. The first qualifying round of the 2018 U-19 (November 8-14, Greece) expects us very soon and we have to approach it in a state of complete readiness. At the Spanish training camp, we want to test candidates for the team in an atmosphere close to the battlefield, against the background of serious rivals - the teams of Belgium and the United States. As a result of these matches, I think we will definitively determine the line-up for the official games of European qualification.

The training process at the camp will be based on tactical work, playing ligaments, simulating the game in attack and defense. In addition, we will conduct a complete analysis of the game with Italy, which we met at the previous camp. That match gave us a lot of food for thought. As for the test matches in Spain, they will be held every other day, so we'll try to distribute the playing time evenly among the guys, so that nobody overloaded and at the same time everyone could show himself in action.