World Cup 2014 squads: Russia name final 23

Paolo Bruno

Fabio Capello has named his final 23 for Brazil, and it's missing Andrei Arshavin.

Earlier this week Fabio Capello announced his final 23 man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The squad was shortened from the 30 man preliminary list revealed two weeks ago and further shortened from a 25 man squad used for friendlies against Slovakia and Norway.

The squad contains a mix of seasoned veterans and new players brought in under Fabio Capello.

Defender Andrey Semyonov is the newest face in the squad having made his debut against Norway. His back line colleagues include veterans Sergei Ignashevich and Vasili Berezutski along with newer talent like Aleksei Kozlov and Dmitri Kombarov.

The midfield includes core players like Igor Denisov, Roman Shirokov, and Yuri Zhirkov as well as Capello additions like Vikor Fayzulin, Aleksandr Samedev, and Oleg Shatov.

Fire power will be provided by Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Aleksandr Kokorin along with another new face, Maxin Kannunikov.

Missing out on the squad are Andrei Arshavin, Vladimir Bystrov, and Artem Dzyuba.

Russia will be taking on Morocco on June 6, before heading to Brazil to play in Group H against Algeria, South Korea, and Belgium.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan).

Defenders: Vasily Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Georgy Shchennikov (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Alexei Kozlov (Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Yeshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Terek Grozny).

Midfielders: Igor Denisov (Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Viktor Faizulin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Oleg Shatov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow).

Forwards: Alexei Ionov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Maxim Kanunnikov (Amkar Perm), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St. Petersburg).

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