Last week, Guus Hiddink denied reports that he was in talks with Roman Abramovich to become Chelsea’s newest manager. Today, the Russian boss announced his 23-man squad for Euro 2008, with his team set to fight it out with Sweden, Spain, and defending champion Greece in Group D.
GK (3): Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Amkar Perm), Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit St. Petersburg)
DEF (7): Vasili Berezutskiy, Sergei Ignashevich, and Aleksei Berezutskiy (CSKA Moscow), Renat Yanbayev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Kolodin (Dynamo Moscow), Roman Shirokov and Aleksandr Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg)
MID (7): Dmitri Torbinsky and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Sergei Semak (Rubin Kazan), Konstantin Zyrianov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (CSKA Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow), Vladimir Bystrov (Spartak Moscow)
FWD (6): Roman Adamov (FC Moscow), Ivan Saenko (Nuremberg), Andrei Arshavin* and Pavel Pogrebnyak (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Spartak Moscow), Dmitri Sychev (Lokomotiv Moscow)