Coaching staff of Russian national team headed by Stanislav Cherchesov provided the final squad for the world Cup.
Russians on a home world Cup only counting on two foreign players. The main hope of the host party at the gate assigned to Igor Akinfeev and Sergei Ignashevich and in attack are highlighted CSKA Moscow, Alan Dzagoev and Alexander Golovin.
Russia in the fourth time to perform in the final stage of the world Cup. The team never took place in the playoffs and scored just two wins in nine games.
The composition of the Russian team at the world Cup:
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge, Belgium), Andrey Lunev (“Zenith”).
Defenders: Sergey Ignashevich, Mario Fernandez (both – CSKA), Vladimir Granat, Fedor Kudryashov (both “ruby”), Andrey Semenov (“Ahmad”), Igor
Smolnikov (“Zenit”), Ilya Kutepov (“Spartak”).
Midfielders: Alexander Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev (all – “Zenith”), Alexander Golovin, Alan Dzagoev (both from CSKA Moscow), Roman Zobnin, Alexander Samedov (both “Spartak”), Yury Gazinskiy (FC Krasnodar), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal, Spain).
Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (FC Arsenal Tula), Alexey Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fedor Smolov (FC Krasnodar).
Rivals of Russia in the group stage of the world Cup will be the teams of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay.
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