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Arshavin and Pogrebnyak miss out

March 7, 2013
By ESPN staff
Russia coach Fabio Capello has once again overlooked experienced duo Andrei Arshavin and Pavel Pogrebnyak for his 2014 World Cup qualifying squad.

Capello is focusing on youth and did not find a place in his squad back in October for Arsenal's Arshavin, a former captain of his country, or Reading striker Pogrebnyak. Now, as the Russians prepare for their World Cup qualifying Group F match away to Northern Ireland in Belfast on March 22, which will be followed by a friendly at Chelsea's ...

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