Yartsev pleads for time to name squad

May 27, 2004
By Gennady Fyodorov
MOSCOW, May 27 (Reuters) - Russia coach Georgy Yartsev has pleaded for time and patience before naming his 23-man squad as Russia begin their final Euro 2004 preparations.

As the players travel to report for their final training camp on Friday, Yartsev finds himself under increasing pressure from the Russian media and fans to name the squad.

Russia are the last of the 16 finalists not to give away any clues as Yartsev continues to keep everyone guessing.

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