Russia coach Advocaat makes 2 changes to squad

AP, Friday 20 May 2011

Russia coach Dick Advocaat has dropped Zenit St. Petersburg midfielders Roman Shirokov and Alexei Ionov from his squad for the European Championship qualifier against Armenia and a friendly against Cameroon

Roman Shirokov

They are replaced in the 20-man squad by defender Renat Yanbayev and midfielder Denis Glushakov from the Russian league leader Lokomotiv Moscow.

Russia will host Armenia in St. Petersburg on June 7 and play Cameroon in Salzburg, Austria, three days later.

Russia, Slovakia and Ireland are tied at the top of Group B with 10 points from five games each. Armenia, which held Russia to a 0-0 draw in March, is two points behind.

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