Russia’s Euro ’08 Squad


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)



One thought on “Russia’s Euro ’08 Squad”

  1. It's a good squad...I just wish they would have called up Smertin for one last tournament. His experience and versatility could have been useful. He can cover either defence or midfield in a pinch.


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