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08:52, 22 March 2016

Russia U21 play twice in Rostov-on-Don

On 24 and 29 March the Russian U21 team will play the UEFA U21 EURO-2017 qualifying matches against Azerbaijan and Germany in Rostov-on-Don. The games will take place at the Olymp-2 stadium; the kick-off times of the matches are 19.30 and 20:00 accordingly.

Russia is currently the fifth in their qualifying group having gained three points. Germany tops Group 7 having won five matches out of five played. Regardless the failure at the start of the qualification Russia still keeps theoretical chances to qualify for the final tournament of the competition but the team has to win all their matches left.

The coaching staff of Russia U21 headed by Nikolay Pisarev defined the list of players called for the preparation to the games:

The list includes 24 names:

Goalkeepers: Mikhail Borodko («Enisei» Krasnoyarsk), Alexander Selikhov («Amkar» Perm).

Defenders: Dmitry Zhivoglyadov («Dinamo» Moscow), Ilya Zuev («Zenit» Saint-Petersburg), Viacheslav Karavaev («Jablonec» Czech Republic), Alexander Kleschenko, Denis Yakuba (both - «Kuban» Krasnodar), Maxim Kuftin («Strogino» Moscow), Aidar Lisinkov (FC Spartak, Moscow), Vitaly Lystsov («Benfica» Portugal), Alexander Seraskhov («Sokol» Saratov).

Midfielders: Dmitry Barinov, Alexey Miranchuk (both - «Lokomotiv» Moscow), Alexey Gasilin («Schalke 04» Gemany), Ayaz Guliev, Аrtem Timofeev (both - «Spartak» Moscow), Dmitry Efremov («Slovan» Czech Republic), Roman Zobnin, Alexander Tashaev (both – «Dinamo» Moscow), Arshak Koryan (Vitess, Netherlands), Ilya Petrov («Volga» Nizhnij Novgorod).

Forwards: Nikolay Komlichenko («Krasnodar»), Kamil Mullin («Sokol» Saratov), Ramil Sheidaev («Rubin» Kazan).

UEFA U21 EURO 2017 qualification. Group №7. Current team standing:

1. Germany – 5 matches, 15 points, goal difference 20-3
2. Austria – 5, 12, 17-7
3. Finland – 5, 9, 6-6
4. Azerbaijan – 7, 6, 5-16
5. Russia – 4, 3, 5-9
6. Faroe Islands – 4, 0, 0-12

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Men
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National teams - U21
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