The leadership of the Russian national football team has approved the final squad for the September 2022 World Cup qualifying round matches. Fedor Kudryashov (Antalyaspor, Turkey), Dmitry Chistyakov (Zenit), Sergey Terekhov (Sochi) and Denis Makarov (Dynamo), who were on the extended list of players, were not included in the final application.
Goalkeepers: Marinato Guilherme (Lokomotiv), Yuri Dupin (Rubin), Alexander Maksimenko (Spartak), Sergey Pesyakov (Rostov), Andrey Lunev (Bayer 04, Germany);
Defenders: Georgy Dzhikia (Spartak), Vyacheslav Karavaev (Zenit), Stanislav Magkeev (Lokomotiv), Ilya Samoshnikov (Rubin), Igor Diveev, Mario Fernandez (both – CSKA), Maxim Osipenko (Rostov) , Sergey Petrov (Krasnodar);
Midfielders: Alexander Golovin (Monaco, French Championship), Alexander Erokhin, Daler Kuzyaev (both – Zenit), Maxim Mukhin (CSKA), Roman Zobnin, Zelimkhan Bakaev (both – Spartak), Daniil Fomin, Arsen Zakharyan (both – Dynamo), Dmitry Barinov, Rifat Zhemaletdinov (both – Lokomotiv), Alexey Miranchuk (Atalanta, Italy), Alexey Ionov (Krasnodar), Denis Cheryshev (Valencia, Spain);
Forwards: Fedor Smolov (Lokomotiv), Anton Zabolotny (CSKA), Konstantin Tyukavin (Dynamo).
The upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifiers will take place on September 1, 4 and 7 with Croatia, Cyprus and Malta, respectively. Meetings with the national teams of Croatia and Malta will be held in Moscow. These will be the first matches of the Russian national team under the leadership of Valery Karpin, who was appointed head coach after the team’s disastrous performance at Euro 2020.
About the absence of striker Artem Dziuba in the application – in the material of “Kommersant” “Quite an uneven lineup.”