Smolov and Dzagoev are not included in the Russian squad for the game against Costa Rica

MOSCOW, 1 Dec — R-Sport. Defender Fyodor Kudryashov (“Rostov”), midfielder Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow) and striker Fedor Smolov (FC Krasnodar) because of the various injuries will not be able to come to the national team of Russia on football in preparation for the friendly match with Costa Rica, reported on the official website of the Russian football Union (RFU).

Earlier on 26 September was published the squad for the match against Costa Rica, which included the above players. Now in the team they will be replaced by defender Georgi Schennikov (CSKA), forwards Cyril Panchenko (“Dynamo”, Moscow) and Dmitriy Poloz (FC Rostov).

“Kudryashova and Dzagoev on the results of the performed examinations revealed torn muscle back of the thigh. From Smolov has damage to the knee joint, the exact nature of which will be installed in the near future doctors of FC “Krasnodar”. The rest of the players prepared their team to the matches of the championship of Russia and will arrive in the national team”, – stated in the message.

Preparation for the match the team of Stanislav Cherchesov will begin on October 4 in Krasnodar. The match between Russia and Costa Rica will be held on 9 October.

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