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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:05 am
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MOSCOW - Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak was included in Russia coach Fabio Capellos preliminary squad for the World Cup on Monday. Alex Pietrangelo Jersey . Pogrebnyak made the 30-man list despite not having played for Russia since Capello took over as coach in 2012. But there was no recall for former Arsenal forward Andrei Arshavin or former Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. Up front, Pogrebnyak faces competition from regular strikers Alexander Kerzhakov and Alexander Kokorin. Midfielder Roman Shirokov, who has captained Russia in each game the team has played since October, made the cut despite being loaned out by Zenit St. Petersburg following a reported dispute with club officials. CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev and centre back Sergei Ignashevich are among seven to have been on the Russia squad that reached the semifinals of the 2008 European Championship, widely considered the countrys greatest football achievement since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Four players — Terek Grozny defender Andrei Semyonov, FC Krasnodar midfielder Yuri Gazinsky, Rubin Kazan midfielder Pavel Mogilevets and Amkar Perm forward Maxim Kannunikov — have never played for Russia. The 30-man squad will be cut down to a final 23 by June 2, 10 days before play starts in Brazil. Russia, the 2018 World Cup host, will face South Korea, Belgium and Algeria in the group stage in Brazil. The Russians will play home friendlies against Slovakia on May 26 and Morocco on June 6, with a match at Norway on May 31. ___ Squad: Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan) Defenders: Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexei Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Georgy Shchennikov (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Alexei Kozlov (Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Eshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Terek Grozny) Midfielders: Igor Denisov (Dynamo Moscow), Yuri Zhirkov (Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Roman Shirokov (FC Krasnodar), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Pavel Mogilevets (Rubin Kazan), Viktor Faizulin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Oleg Shatov (Zenit St. Petersburg) Forwards: Vladimir Bystrov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Artyom Dzyuba (FC Rostov), Alexei Ionov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Maxim Kannunikov (Amkar Perm), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow) Ryan Getzlaf Team Canada Jersey . Ghoulam has put pen to paper on a four and a half year deal, tying him to Napoli until 2018. The 22-year-old Algeria international, who played for France at Under 21 level, has made 87 league appearances in four seasons at Saint-Etienne. Patrick Sharp World Cup Jersey . -- Dee Ford prefers to keep things simple: Play hard and fast, and let others worry about his NFL draft stock. http://www.hockeyteamcanadajerseystore.com/dan-hamhuis-Canada-jersey/ .com) - Ryan Johansens creative moves and hometown appeal highlighted Team Folignos successful night at the NHL All- Star Skills Competition.Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Malcolm Brogdon registered 20 points to help No. 8 Virginia to a 64-56 win over La Salle in the Barclays Center Classic. Anthony Gill scored 16 points with 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers (6-0), who will face Rutgers in the final on Saturday. Jordan Price went for 20 points for the Explorers (4-1). La Salle will play Vanderbilt in the consolation game. 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If the first half was any indication, it looked as if Virginia was going to have no problem. Wright, La Salles leading rebounder and second-leading scorer entering the game, recorded two quick fouls just over three minutes into the game and had to take a seat. The Cavs forced four turnovers on La Salles first five possessions and slowly built an 8-0 advantage before Khalid Lewis layup got the Explorers on the board with 13:24 left in the opening half. Lewis missed the ensuing free throw after Marial Shayoks foul on the drive, then London Perrantes answered at the other end with a 3-pointer. Virginia led 25-10 with over six minutes to play following Justin Andersons steal and dunk. Wrights half was ended when he picked up a third foul moments later and the Cavs closed the half on an 8-2 run for a 37-19 lead. Game Notes Wright finished with six points and two rebounds ... Virginia shot 22-for-46 (47.8 percent) from the floor, while La Salle went 18-for-45 (40 percent) ... 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