It became clear who will play against Belgium and Kazakhstan
Stanislav Cherchesov and the coaching staff of the Russian national football team spoke about the composition of the team for the matches of the qualifying round of the European Championship 2020 against Belgium and Kazakhstan.
The news for the fans was the challenge of the defender of the Tula "Arsenal" Maxim Belyaev. She used to play in the youth team of Russia and was even called up to the adult team, but at the moment she has not played a single official match for the team.
In addition to Belyaev, Vyacheslav Karavaev (defender of Vitesse, Holland), Ilzat Akhmetov (midfielder of CSKA-M), Fedor Chalov (forward of CSKA-M) can become newcomers to the national team. They also received invitations to the Russian team.
Recall that the wards of Stanislav Cherchesov will play against Belgium on 21 matches, and against the national team of Kazakhstan on March 24. Both matches will be played away.
The full composition of the Russian national team for the first matches of EURO 2020
The website of the Russian Football Union has published a complete list of players selected by the coaching staff for the upcoming games.
Goalkeepers: Marinato Guilherme (Lokomotiv, Moscow), Andrey Lunev (Zenit, St. Petersburg), Anton Shunin (Dynamo, Moscow).
Defenders: Maxim Belyaev (Arsenal, Tula), Georgy Jikia, Ilya Kutepov (both Spartak, Moscow), Vyacheslav Karavaev (Vitesse, Holland), Fedor Kudryashov (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey), Andrey Semenov ( Akhmat, Grozny), Kirill Nababkin, Mario Fernandez, Georgy Shchennikov (all - CSKA, Moscow).
Midfielders: Ilzat Akhmetov (CSKA), Yuri Gazinsky (Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (Monaco), Roman Zobnin (Spartak), Vladislav Ignatiev, Alexei Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk (all - Lokomotiv), Alexei Ionov ( Rostov), Daler Kuzyaev, Magomed Ozdoev (both Zenit), Denis Cheryshev (Valencia, Spain).
Forwards: Artem Dziuba (Zenith), Fedor Smolov (Lokomotiv), Fedor Chalov (CSKA).
However, both representatives of the coaching staff and leading sports experts note that the composition is not final and may change in the run-up to the games. However, Rubin's representatives have already expressed bewilderment with the help of a message on the official Twitter of the Russian national team about the fact that there is not a single player from the Kazan club in the announced squad.