Typically, Fabio Capello: Russia coach relies on routine rather than youth. With one of the most experienced squads of all participants his team goes to the World Cup. But how well cope with the football dinosaurs, the climate in Brazil?
One thing you can not deny that the Russian team: experience. Defender Sergei Ignaschewitsch is 34 years old, his defensive partner Vasily Berezutsky 31, in the middle pull Igor Denisov, 30, and Juri Shirkov, 30, the threads. Front lurking striker Alexander Kerzhakov, 31 The average age of the squad is 28 Such a squad in a tournament in a country where it matters more than anywhere else on physicality and perseverance – that’s at least courageous.
The real star of the team’s coach Fabio Capello. On the pitch, not a professional stands out. In addition, Capello has not nominated an active foreign-based players. It therefore applies the old Berti Vogts-set: The star is the team. This has. During times where you try everything that comes from Russia, eager to interpret political, but more to do with the fact that there is no longer the outstanding single player frequent visitor, the Arschavins, Michailitschenkos and Dasajevs
This squad is a reflection of the coach. Fabio Capello was once one of the most traded trainer Europe, he was regarded as an innovator, a motivator, a King Midas on the bench, which makes gold that he touches. But the picture has changed, now affects the 67-year-old as a Leftover, a conservative structure of football. The Italian is since 1987 in the coach business, and Klopp, Loew’s and Guardiola the world admire him best as a fossil from an earlier world. Capello’s biggest motivation will be to show them all again.
Brazil World Cup 2014 Countdown:Russian Team
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).