Hiddink recalls Premier duo

16 March 2009 06:19
Guus Hiddink has recalled Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin and Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko for Russia's upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifiers. The pair were absent from the training camp in Turkey last month because Hiddink wanted to allow them time to settle in to the Premier League. But, with crucial qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Liechtenstein fast approaching, the duo have been called upon to assist in Russia's progression. Hiddink, who recently joined Chelsea as interim coach in addition to his national team duties, has named both strikers in his 22-man squad for the Group Four matches. The pair will line up against Azerbaijan in Moscow on 28th March before heading to Liechtenstein four days later. Hiddink has also called upon Dynamo Moscow defender Denis Kolodin and Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitry Torbinsky, who both missed out on training last month through injury. Full squad: Igor Akinfeyev, Vladimir Gabulov, Vyacheslav Malafeyev, Sergei Ignashevich, Alexei, Vasily Berezutsky, Alexander Anyukov, Denis Kolodin, Renat Yanbayev, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Yuri, Alan Dzagoyev, Dmitry Torbinsky, Igor Semshov, Igor Denisov, Konstantin Zyryanov, Sergei Semak, Ivan Saenko, Andrei Arshavin, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Pavel Pogrebnyak, Dmitry Sychev.

Source: SKY_Sports

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