Russia 2014 World Cup Squad (Expected Line Up)

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 | 0

Russia world cup teamRussia Coach: Fabio Capello

The Italian maestro is in charge of Russia side having resigned from his post as England coach couple of years ago, under him Russia is compact unit which is hard to break down, Russia still use that 4-3-3 formation which previous coach Guus Hiddink installed by Cappelo made it a touch more defensive. He has the pedigree and a quality squad whatever players he choose.

Possible Starting Lineup of Russia:

Russia 2014 world cup squadThe 4-3-3 formation becomes 4-5-1 when russia dont have the ball, Capello likes his team to have a solid defence and play on counter attacks and since Capello took over this system seems to be working quite well for the russians. Although Russia will be looking to play a little more attractive than Capello’s England side in world cup 2010.

Key Player: Aleksander Kerzhakov & Alan Dzagoev:

Zenit striker Kerzhakov was the top scorer in the russian league this season, at the age of 31 he is at the peak of his career going into the world cup and he will be hoping that Alan Dzagoev is in top form who is easily Russia best player and hope for some spark through midfield.

Quality Youngster: Denis Cheryshev

23 year old winger might be the only player in the russia squad who is not playing his club football in russia. Cheryshev is playing for Sevilla this moment on loan from Real Madrid.

Russia World Cup Fixtures:

  1. South Korea (17 June )
  2. Belgium ( 22 June )
  3. Algeria ( 26 June )

Russian Team Squad for 2014 World Cup (Confirmed)

Fabio Cappelo has announced the final 23 man squad of Russian national team which will be playing in FIFA world Cup 2014.

1 Igor Akinfeev CSKA Moscow GK
2 Yuri Lodygin Zenit St. Petersburg GK
3 Sergey Ryzhikov Rubin Kazan GK
4 Vasili Berezutskiy CSKA Moscow Defender
6 Vladimir Granat  Dynamo Moscow Defender
6 Andrey Eshchenko Anzhi Defender
7 Sergey Ignashevich CSKA Moscow Defender
8 Alexey Kozlov Dynamo Moscow Defender
9 Dmitry Kombarov Spartak Moscow Defender
10 Andrey Semenov Terek Grozny Defender
11 Georgi Schennikov CSKA Moscow Defender
12 Denis Glushakov Spartak Moscow Midfielder
13 Igor Denisov Dynamo Moscow Midfielder
14 Alan Dzagoev Dynamo Moscow Midfielder
15 Yury Zhirkov Dynamo Moscow Midfielder
16 Alexey Ionov Dynamo Moscow Midfielder
17 Alexander Samedov  Lokomotiv Moscow Midfielder
18 Victor Faizulin Zenit Midfielder
19 Oleg Shatov  Zenit Midfielder
20 Roman Shirokov Krasnodar Midfielder
21 Maxim Kanunnikov Amkar Perm Forward
22 Alexander Kerzhakov  Zenit St Petersburg Forward
23 Alexander Kokorin Dynamo Moscow Forward


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