Guus Hiddink includes new Chelsea midfielder Zhirkov in Russia’s squad against Argentina
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Guus Hiddink includes new Chelsea midfielder Zhirkov in Russia’s squad against Argentina

29 Jul, 03:25 PM

New Chelsea midfielder Yuri Zhirkov has been included in Guus Hiddink's Russia squad to face Argentina in a friendly next month.

Zhirkov is one of three English Premier League players in the 20-man squad for the visit of Diego Maradona's men along with Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin and Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko.

CSKA Moscow youngster Alan Dzagoev earns a recall after being overlooked for the 3-0 victory in Finland in Russia's last 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier in June, while Aleksandr Kerzhakov - joint top scorer in the Russian league this season and scorer of two goals in the win against Stuart Baxter's men - retains his place.

The match will take place on August 12 at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Moscow.

Squad: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Dinamo Moscow); Aleksei Berezutsky, Vasili Berezutsky, Sergei Ignashevich (all CSKA Moscow), Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea), Denis Kolodin (Dinamo Moscow), Renat Yanbaev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Aleksandr Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg); Evgeny Aldonin, Alan Dzagoev (both CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Bystrov (Spartak Moscow), Igor Denisov, Konstantin Zyryanov, Igor Semshov (all Zenit St Petersburg), Sergei Semak (Rubin Kazan); Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal), Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Dinamo Moscow), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham), Pavel Pogrebniak (Zenit St Petersburg)


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