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Kaladze back to bolster Georgia

Published: Wednesday 7 November 2007, 17.18CET
Georgia coach Klaus Toppmöller has recalled captain Kakha Kaladze to his squad for the friendly against Qatar and the Group B qualifier against Lithuania.
by Soso Kotoreishvili
from Tbilisi
 
Published: Wednesday 7 November 2007, 17.18CET

Kaladze back to bolster Georgia

Georgia coach Klaus Toppmöller has recalled captain Kakha Kaladze to his squad for the friendly against Qatar and the Group B qualifier against Lithuania.

Georgia coach Klaus Toppmöller has recalled captain Kakha Kaladze to his 21-man squad for the friendly against Qatar and the team's concluding UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifier against Lithuania.

Three new faces
The AC Milan defender missed last month's 2-0 Group B defeat in Italy and the 2-0 home win over Scotland with a thigh injury, but is fit again and joins newcomers Roin Kvaskhvadze, Amiran Sanaia and Nika Gelashvili in Toppmöller's party for the trip to Qatar on 17 November and the visit of Lithuania four days later. Georgia are sixth in Group B, level on points with fifth-placed Lithuania but having played a game more.

Georgia squad
Goalkeepers: Giorgi Makaridze (FC Dinamo Tbilisi), Roin Kvaskhvadze (FC Zestaponi).

Defenders: Kakha Kaladze (AC Milan), Georgi Shashiashvili (SK Sturm Graz), Zurab Khizanishvili (Blackburn Rovers FC), Lasha Salukvadze (FC Rubin Kazan), Amiran Sanaia (Le Mans UC 72), Malkhaz Asatiani (FC Lokomotiv Moskva), Alexandre Kvakhadze (FC WIT Georgia).

Midfielders: Shota Grigalashvili (FC Borjomi), Levan Tskitishvili (without a club), Levan Kenia (FC Schalke 04), Jaba Kankava (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Zurab Menteshashvili (FK Ventspils), David Kvirkvelia (FC Metalurh Zaporizhya), Georgi Dekanisidze (FC Ameri Tbilisi), David Bolkvadze (FC Ameri Tbilisi).

Forwards: David Siradze (SC Paderborn 07), Lasha Jakobia (FC Metalist Kharkiv), Nika Gelashvili (FC WIT Georgia), Otar Martsvaladze (FC Zakarpattya Uzhgorod), Levan Mchedlidze (Empoli FC).

 
Last updated: 07/11/07 21.51CET

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