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Capello could give uncapped players shot
by Paul Kennedy, November 12th, 2012 10:02PM

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[RUSSIA] First in its World Cup 2014 qualifying group under its new coach, Italian Fabio Capello, Russia will pose a tough test for the USA, which will set a national team record for the best record in a season with a win on Wednesday in Krasnodar. Injuries to midfielders Viktor Faizulin, Alexander Samedov and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov will force Capello to experiment in the game.

The match will give Capello a chance to look at several uncapped players, including Denis Cheryshev of Real Madrid's "B" team -- the only foreign-based player in the Russian squad -- and Lokomotiv Moscow’s Magomed Ozdoev in midfield.

Forwards Maxim Grigoryev and Fyodor Smolov are also looking for their first caps.

Backup keeper Alexander Belenov, who plays for Kuban Krasnodar, will look to make his international debut in front of his hometown fans.

Capello has stuck with Igor Denisov as captain even though the Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder has had an ongoing dispute with his club over its importation of Brazilian Hulk and Belgian Axel Witsel.

While he has plenty domestic talent to choose from, Capello has been critical of wealthy Russian clubs that rely heavily on foreign players.

RUSSIA ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Belenov (Kuban), Vladimir Gabulov (Anzhi Makhachkala).
DEFENDERS (8): Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexei Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Renat Yanbaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexei Yeshchenko (Lok. Moscow).
DEFENDERS (8): Vladimir Bystrov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid), Igor Denisov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Magomed Ozdoev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St. Petersburg).
FORWARDS (5): Artyom Dzyuba (Spartak Moscow), Maxim Grigoryev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (Anzhi Makhachkala).



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