The coaching staff of the Russian National team headed by Stanislav Cherchesov announced the list of players that will be called for the friendly matches against Turkey (31 August, Antalya) and Ghana (6 September, Moscow).
The main list includes 23 players
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (PFC CSKA Moscow), Soslan Dzhanaev (FC Rostov, Rostov-on-Don), Stanislav Kritsyuk (FC Krasnodar).
Defenders: Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Yury Zhirkov (FC Zenit, Saint-Petersburg), Fedor Kudryashov, Ivan Novoseltsev (both – FC Rostov, Rostov-on-Don), Roman Neustädter (FC Fenerbahçe, Turkey), Sergey Petrov (FC Krasnodar), Andrey Semenov (FC Terek, Grozny), Roman Shishkin (FC Lokomotiv, Moscow).
Midfielders: Yury Gazinsky (FC Krasnodar), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Roman Zobnin (FC Spartak, Moscow), Maxim Kanunnikov, Magomed Ozdoev (both – FC Rubin, Kazan), Alexey Miranchuk, Alexander Samedov, Dmitry Tarasov (all – FC Lokomotiv, Moscow), Oleg Shatov (FC Zenit, Saint-Petersburg).
Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (FC Zenit, Saint-Petersburg), Dmitry Poloz (FC Rostov, Rostov-on-Don), Fedor Smolov (FC Krasnodar).