Saturday, October 4, 2008

Russian National Team named

Gus Hiddink named his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches including teenagers Aleksandr Prudnikov of Spartak Moscow and Alan Dzagoev of CSKA Moscow for their first international caps. With the exception of Roman Pavlyuchenko, all named play within the Russian Premier League, six from CSKA Moscow and Zenit Saint Petersburg each, three from Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow, one from Dynamo Moscow and two league leaders from Rubin Kazan. Sergei Semak is the senior member of the squad with fifty three caps.

Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow)
Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit Saint Petersburg)
Sergey Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan)

Aleksandr Anyukov (Zenit Saint Petersburg)
Aleksei Berezutskiy (CSKA Moscow)
Vasili Berezutskiy (CSKA Moscow)
Sergey Ignashevich CSKA Moscow)
Renat Yanbayev (Lokomotiv Moscow)

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Vladimir Bystrov (Spartak Moscow)
Igor Denisov (Zenit Saint Petersburg)
Ivan Saenko (Spartak Moscow)
Sergei Semak (Rubin Kazan)
Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow)
Dmitri Torbinski (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow)
Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit Saint Petersburg)

Andrei Arshavin (Zenit Saint Petersburg)
Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow)
Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham)
Pavel Pogrebnyak (Zenit Saint Petersburg)
Aleksandr Prudnikov (Spartak Moscow)