Russia national team head coach, Leonid Slutski has already picked his final 23 man squad for upcoming Euro 2016 and there were some famous names that didn’t make the cut.
Among several absentees, the names who might surprised many football enthusiasts are Yuri Zhirkov along with Aleksandr Kerzhakov.
Zhirkov’s absence was mostly down to his fitness condition as the former Chelsea man is suffering from an achilles injury.
Meanwhile, Kerzhakov’s omission might be related more with his current poor goal scoring form as the striker hasn’t score since April 10.
Nevertheless, other top names such as Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Kokorin along with Artem Dzyuba all made the cut and will be an important part for Russia’s squad in the upcoming Euro.
Here is the final 23 men squad of Russia national team:
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moskva), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit), Guilherme (Lokomotiv Moskva).
Defenders: Aleksei Berezutski (CSKA Moskva), Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moskva), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moskva), Dmitri Kombarov (Spartak Moskva), Roman Neustädter (Schalke), Georgi Schennikov (CSKA Moskva), Roman Shishkin (Lokomotiv Moskva), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit).
Midfielders: Igor Denisov (Zenit), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moskva), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moskva), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moskva), Oleg Ivanov (Terek Grozny), Pavel Mamaev (Krasnodar), Aleksandr Samedov (Lokomotiv Moskva), Oleg Shatov (Zenit), Roman Shirokov (CSKA Moskva).
Strikers: Artem Dzyuba (Zenit), Aleksandr Kokorin (Zenit), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar)