Arsenal’s Arshavin and Fulham’s Pogrebnyak named in Russia squad

Dick Advocaat has announced his provisional 26-man Russia squad for this summer’s European Championships.

Dick Advocaat has announced his provisional 26-man Russia squad for this summer’s European Championships.

Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin, currently on loan with Zenit St Petersburg, and Fulham’s Pave Pogrebnyak, on loan from Stuttgart, are the only players in the squad with Premier League ties with Advocaat opting for mainly Russian-based players.

Sporting Lisbon’s Marat Izmailov is the only other player not plying his trade in the Russian Premier League.

26-man provisional Russia squad for Euro2012

Goalkeepers

Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow)
Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit St Petersburg)
Anton Shunin (Dinamo Moscow)

Defenders

Aleksander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg)
Alexey Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow)
Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow)
Vladimir Granat (Dinamo Moscow)
Sergey Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow)
Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow)
Roman Sharanov (Rubin Kazan)
Roman Shishkin (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Yuri Zhirkov (Anzhi Makhachkala)

Midfielders

Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg)
Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Magomed Ozdoyev (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Igor Semshov (Dinamo Moscow)
Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg)
Konstantin Zyrianov (Zenit St Petersburg)

Forwards

Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal, *on loan to Zenit St Petersburg)
Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow)
Artem Dzyuba (Spartak Moscow)
Marat Izmailov (Sporting Lisbon)
Aleksander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg)
Aleksander Kokorin (Dinamo Moscow)
Roman Pavlyuchenko (Lokmotiv Moscow)
Pavel Pogrebnyak (Stuttgart, *on loan to Fulham)

 
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