Russia Team Squad Roster For FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Competition

Russia Team Squad Roster For FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Competition: Here is the National Football team players of Russia for the Confd. Cup 2017 to be held in June. The preliminary squad of the competition have been announced which includes Brazil born Footballer named as Fernandes. You may also like to know about team squad of Chile for Confd. Cup 2017. He could be the first outside player of Russia for the National team of host nation. Team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov included the right back in a squad of 23.

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Russia Team Squad Roster For FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

Brazil born Fernandes played one game for Brazil in 2014. Later he got Russian citizenship from President Vladimir Putin in July last year.  He is currently playing for Russian Football Club called CSKA Moscow. FIFA regulations states that if a player is continuously living in that country for at least five years after the age of 18 years, he can get citizenship of that country. On moving to Russia, Fernandes said

I am proud of becoming Russian. Russia became my second home after I had joined CSKA. I want to play for this country’s national team and I will do everything I can to be useful to the club and to the state.

But the midfielder is not included in the final squad of 23 players. Given below is the team squad of Russia for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. Have a look.

See also: Mexico team squad for Confederations Cup 2017

Player Name Football Club
Goalkeepers
Igor Akinfeev [Captain] CSKA Moscow
Vladimir Gabulov Arsenal Tula
Marinato Guilherme Lokomotiv
Defenders
Dmitri Kombarov Spartak Moscow
Igor Smolnikov Zenit Saint Petersberg
Roman Shishkin Krasnodar
Fyodor Kudryashov Rostov
Ilya Kutepov Spartak Moscow
Viktor Vasin CSKA Moscow
Ruslan Kambolov Rubin Kazan
Georgi Dzhikiya Spartak Moscow
Midfielders
Yuri Zhirkov Zenit Saint Petersburg
Denis Glushakov Spartak Moscow
Aleksandr Samedov Spartak Moscow
Aleksandr Golovin CSKA Moscow
Aleksei Miranchuk Lokomotiv Moscow
Aleksandr Yerokhin Rostov
Yury Gazinsky Krasnodar
Dmitri Tarasov Lokomotiv Moscow
Forwards
Fyodor Smolov Krasnodar
Maksim Kanunnikov Rubin Kazan
Dmitri Poloz Rostov
Aleksandr Bukharov Rostov

Head coach: Stanislav Cherchesov

See also: Confederations Cup 2017 all team squads

Russia 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Schedule Fixtures

  • Russia vs New Zealand: 17 June 2017 at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
  • Russia vs Portugal: 21 June 2017 at Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
  • Mexico vs Russia: 24 June 2017 at Kazan Arena, Kazan

The hosts will play first game against New Zealand on 17th June after opening ceremony at the newly built stadium Krestovsky Stadium. Thereafter they will face Portugal on 21 June and then Mexico on 24th June 2017.

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