FIFA World Cup 2014: Russia Squad

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Fifa World Cup 2014: Russia Squad
Moscow, June 2: Russia coach Fabio Capello named his final 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup here Monday.

The squad is led by experienced defender Sergei Ignashevich, midfielder Roman Shirokov and forward Alexander Kerzhakov. All players are from the Russian Premier League sides including six from Dynamo Moscow, who finished fourth this season, reports Xinhua.

Russia will open their campaign against South Korea June 18.

The squad

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

Defenders: Vasily Berezutsky, Sergei Ignashevich, Georgy Shchennikov (all CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat, Alexei Kozlov (both Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Yeshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semenov (Terek Grozny)

Midfielders:
Igor Denisov, Yury Zhirkov (both Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Roman Shirokov (FC Krasnodar), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Viktor Faizulin, Oleg Shatov (both Zenit St. Petersburg)

Forwards: Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexei Ionov, Alexander Kokorin (both Dynamo Moscow), Maxim Kanunnikov (Amkar Perm), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow).

IANS

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