Schalke's Roman Neustadter bucks the trend in Russia's Euro 2016 squad

31 May 2016 02:23

England and Wales' Group B opponents Russia have named a squad of almost entirely home-based players for Euro 2016.

Schalke's defensive midfielder Roman Neustadter is the only man who plays his football outside the country to be included by head coach Leonid Slutsky.

Defender Sergei Ignashevich, Russia's most capped player with 102 appearances, also makes the plane to France, along with experienced goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev and star striker Artem Dzyuba, who scored eight goals in qualifying.

Playmaker Alan Dzagoev misses out after breaking a bone in his foot.

England begin the tournament against Russia on June 11 in Marseille, while Wales face them in the final round of group games on June 20 in Toulouse.

Squad: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg), Guilherme (Lokomotiv Moscow); Aleksei Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Dmitri Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Neustadter (Schalke), Georgi Schennikov (CSKA Moscow), Roman Shishkin (Lokomotiv Moscow), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St Petersburg); Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg), Dmitri Torbinski (Krasnodar), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Oleg Ivanov (Terek Grozny), Pavel Mamaev (Krasnodar), Aleksandr Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Oleg Shatov (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Shirokov (CSKA Moscow); Artem Dzyuba (Zenit), Aleksandr Kokorin (Zenit), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar).

Source: PA