Shirokov and Mogilevets miss out on World Cup place

The Russia boss has trimmed his World Cup squad with the Rubin Kazan man the one to miss out, while the 32-year-old midfielder faces surgery

Russia coach Fabio Capello has named his final 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Pavel Mogilevets missing out along with captain Roman Shirokov.

Midfielder Mogilevets survived the cut the first time around as the squad was trimmed from 30 to 24, but he has now become the final player to be axed ahead of the tournament, which starts next in 10 days' time.

The 21-year-old will still travel to Brazil as a standby player in case of injury to another member of the squad, but Shirokov will have to undergo surgery to correct a long-standing ligament problem and cannot play a part this summer.

Capello's squad is made up entirely of players from the Russian Premier League: the party features six players from Dinamo Moscow, while five from Russian champions CSKA Moscow have been included.

Russia have been drawn in Group H, which also contains South Korea, Belgium and Algeria, for their first appearance at the World Cup finals since 2002.

Capello's men start their campaign against South Korea in Cuiaba on June 17.


Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit), Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan)

Defenders: Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Dmitri Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Alexei Kozlov (Dynamo Moscow), Georgi Schennikov (CSKA Moscow), Andrei Semenov (Terek Grozny), Andrey Yeshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala)

Midfielders: Igor Denisov (Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Viktor Fayzulin (Zenit), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Oleg Shatov (Zenit), Yuri Zhirkov (Dynamo Moscow)

Forwards: Aleksei Ionov (Dynamo Moscow) Maxim Kanunnikov (Amkar Perm), Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Zenit), Aleksandr Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Aleksandr Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow)