Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CSKA Moskva's Pavel Mamayev capped for Russia

Ahead of Russia's World Cup qualifying match against Finland on 10 June Guus Hiddink has named his twenty man squad. Of his list, which is dominated by CSKA Moskva and Zenit Saint Petersburg entrants, only Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal)and Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham) play their club ball outside of Russia. Pavel Mamayev of the Army-Men received his first cap with Evgeny Aldonin, Alexandr Kerzhakov and Vladimir Bystrov all returning to the squad.

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moskva), Vladimir Gabulov (Dinamo Moskva), Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit Saint Petersburg)

Defenders: Alexey Berezutsky (CSKA Moskva), Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moskva), Sergey Ignashevich (CSKA Moskva), Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moskva), Denis Kolodin (Dinamo Moskva), Renat Yanbaev (Lokomotiv Moskva);

Midfielders: Evgeny Aldonin (CSKA Moskva), Pavel Mamaev (CSKA Moskva), Vladimir Bystrov (Spartak Moskva), Igor Denisov (Zenit Saint Petersburg), Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit Saint Petersburg), Igor Semshov (Zenit Saint Petersburg) Sergey Semak (Rubin Kazan);

Strikers: Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal), Alexandr Kerzhakov (Dinamo Moskva), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Zenit Saint Petersburg)