Russia’s soccer coach, Dick Advocaat, announced the final list of travelers for the European Championship which in less than two weeks starts in Ukraine and Poland …
Advocaat has decided to leave debutants Artem Dzjuba and midfilder Magomed Ozdoev at home, and bring to Euro already tried and proven players.
Russia’s Euro 2012 squad:
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Malafeev (Zenit), Anton Shunin (Dynamo Moscow);
Defenders: Aleksander Anyukov (Zenit), Alexey Berezutsky, Sergey Ignashevich, Kirill Nababkin (all CSKA Moscow); Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Yury Zhirkov (Anzhi), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Sharonov (Rubin);
Midfielders: Igor Denisov, Konstantin Zyrianov, Roman Shirokov (all Zenit); Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow);
Forwards: Andrey Arshavin, Aleksander Kerzhakov (both Zenit); Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Marat Izmailov (Sporting, Portugal), Aleksander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Lokomotiv Moscow), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Fulham, England).
Russia on June 8 against Czech Republic will play the first match on Euro 2012.