Coaching staff of Russian national team on football, led by Stanislav Cherchesov has defined a list of players who will be called to prepare for the friendlies with the teams of côte d’ivoire and Belgium.
As informs a press-service of the Russian football Union, the list includes 27 football players.
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA), Alexander Belenov (“Ufa”), Stanislav Kritsuk (“Krasnodar”).
Defence: Viktor Vasin (CSKA Moscow), Georgy Jikia, Ilya Kutepov (both “Spartak”), Fedor Kudryashov (“Rostov”), Roman Neustädter (“Fenerbahce”), Andrey Semenov (Terek), the novel Shishkin (“Krasnodar).
Midfielders: Yuri Gazinskiy (FC Krasnodar), Denis Glushakov, Roman Zobnin, Dmitry Kombarov, Alexander Samedov (all – “Spartak”), Alexander Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Mario Fernandes (CSKA), Aleksandr Erokhin (“Rostov”), Yury Zhirkov (“Zenith”), Alexey miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Magomed Ozdoev (“Terek”).
Forwards: Alexander Kerzhakov, Dmitri Poloz (both is “Rostov”), Artem Dzyuba (“Zenith”), Maxim Kanunnikov (Rubin), Fedor Smolov (FC Krasnodar).
Noteworthy is the absence in the list of striker St. Petersburg “Zenit” Alexander Kokorin. Earlier Cherchesov said that he was not satisfied with the behavior of this player, who is facing a license suspension for departure on a counter strip. Earlier, the coach already eliminated Alexander from the team for educational purposes.
The match against côte d’ivoire on March 24 in Krasnodar at the home stadium of the football club. With the Belgians, the Russian team will play March 28 in Sochi. Preparing for the matches wards of cherchesova will begin March 20 in Krasnodar.
Kokorin not in the team according to the sporting principle
Later on Monday, the coach explained that dissatisfied with the level of play Kokorina, not his misconduct off the field.
“All the sporting principle. It’s not the traffic violation. It is clear that if a player pursues a sort of negative loop, we hate it. I said this all at the first training camp. But calling/Nevison depends on the level of the game. We are not teachers”, – quotes cherchesova “Sport-Express”.