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Russia 23-Man World Cup 2018 Squad & Possible Starting Lineups


Russian team squad world cup 2018

Russia National Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov

Stanislav Cherchesov became russian national team coach after abysmal 2016 Euro championship and he has kind of steady the ship however Russia has yet to play any competitive football since Euro 2016 since they automatically qualified for the world cup. So how big a impact Cherchesov has made over Russian national team is yet to be seen.

Possible Starting Lineup: 

Unlike the previous few major tournaments, this is the weakest squad at least on paper and although they should have enough about them to get out of the group stages its hard to see Russia going past first knockout stage. Cherchesov has made several high profile changes specially at the back bringing in Viktor Vasin (CSKA),  Fedor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Georgi Dzhikiya (Spartak Moscow) in what will be three man defense.

In midfield Igor Denisov is unlikely to be part of the squad after falling out with national team coach while Alan Dzagoev is the stand out start in this Russian side with couple of quality goal scorers in Fyodor Smolov and Aleksandr Kokorin spearheading the attack.

Russia Schedule of World Cup 2018:

Fifa world cup 2018 hosts drawn in group A. Where they play the first match of the world cup against (Saudi Arabia). The other two opponents that later face are (Egypt and Uruguay).

  1. Russia vs Saudi Arabia– 14 June 2018
  2. Russia vs Egypt– 19 June 2018
  3. Uruguay vs Russia – 25 June 2018

Russia 23 Men Squad: No announcement yet made by the Russian football federation about the players selection. But as far as sources confirmed that Russia team squad will announced in between (10-15 May).

1 Igor Akinfeev CSKA Moscow 31 GK
2 Vladimir Gabulov Brugge 34 GK
3 Andrey Lunyov Zenit Saint Petersburg 26 GK
4 Yuri Zhirkov Zenit Saint Petersburg 34 Defender
6 Dmitri Kombarov Spartak Moscow 31 Defender
7 Igor Smolnikov Zenit Saint Petersburg 29 Defender
8 Vladislav Ignatyev Lokomotiv Moscow 31 Defender
9 Konstantin Rausch Fenerbahçe 30 Defender
10 Ilya Kutepov Spartak Moscow 24 Defender
11 Viktor Vasin CSKA Moscow 29 Defender
12 Georgi Dzhikiya Spartak Moscow 24 Defender
13 Magomed Ozdoyev Zenit Saint Petersburg 25 Midfielder
14 Dmitri Tarasov Lokomotiv Moscow 30 Midfielder
15 Denis Glushakov Spartak Moscow 31 Midfielder
16 Alan Dzagoev CSKA Moscow 27 Midfielder
17 Aleksandr Samedov Spartak Moscow 33 Midfielder
18 Aleksandr Golovin CSKA Moscow 21 Midfielder
19 Aleksandr Yerokhin West Ham United 28 Midfielder
20 Aleksandr Kokorin Zenit Saint Petersburg 26 Forward
21 Fyodor Smolov Krasnodar 28 Forward
22 Aleksei Miranchuk Lokomotiv Moscow 22 Forward
23 Artem Dzyuba Arsenal Tula 29 Forward

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