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Russia look to make their mark on the World Cup


Russia look to make their mark on the World Cup


Former England manager Fabio Capello is desperate to make Russia a force to be reckoned with in its first World Cup finals in 12 years.

Russia won their qualifying group by one point, conceding just five goals in ten matches.

All 23 players in the squad play in the Russian league, with the back line mainly drawn from CSKA Moscow, while Champions League underdogs Zenit St Petersburg make up the rest.

One of the younger members of Capello’s line up is 23-year-old Alexander Kokorin. A growing influence in the squad, he scored four goals in eight starts during the qualifying rounds.

Defender Sergei Ignashevich has been labelled ‘one to watch’.

Russia have been drawn in Group H alongside South Korea, Belgium and Algeria.

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