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Injury-hit Russia draft in Ivanov

Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink's Russia are outsiders to do well at Euro 2008

Russia have replaced injured striker Pavel Pogrebnyak with uncapped midfielder Oleg Ivanov.

Uefa gave permission for the change on Sunday after Zenit St Petersburg forward Pogrebnyak was injured during a build-up match against Serbia.

Ivanov, 21, who plays for Russian club Krylya Sovietov Samara, featured in coach Guus Hiddink's provisional squad.

Hiddink is already without Andrei Arshavin for the first two Euro 2008 matches because of a suspension.

Pogrebnyak scored 10 goals in Zenit St Petersburg's Uefa Cup campaign but was suspended for the final.

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Russia were in England's qualifying group for the tournament and finished second behind Croatia.

They have been drawn in Group D, alongside defending champions Greece, Spain and Sweden.


see also
Russia team guide
15 May 08 |  Russia
Russia stats and form guide
27 May 08 |  Russia
Pick your Russia XI
23 May 08 |  Russia


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