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Gurbanov fit for Italy trip

Published: Thursday 2 October 2003, 11.10CET
Gurban Gurbanov is back in Azerbaijan's squad for their final UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Italy.
 
Published: Thursday 2 October 2003, 11.10CET

Gurbanov fit for Italy trip

Gurban Gurbanov is back in Azerbaijan's squad for their final UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Italy.

Gurban Gurbanov is back in Azerbaijan's squad for their final UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifier against Group 9 leaders Italy, but coach Asker Abdullaev is missing Tarlan Akhmedov and Ruslan Musayev.

Duo suspended
Both players are suspended meaning Abdullaev has called on Aslan Kerimov and Nadir Nabiev. For the 23-year-old Nabiev, it is a first call-up in eleven months. Gurbanov, meanwhile, returns after missing the 2-1 defeat by Finland because of a back injury.

Leading scorer
Gurbanov is his country's leading scorer in the competition with three goals and his coach, Abdullaev, said: "I'm glad that Gurbanov is back - we missed him as he is a forward who can cause problems for any team in the world."

Azerbaijan squad
Kramarenko, Hasanzade, Kerimov, Agaev, E Guliyev, K Guliyev, Gafitullin, Yadullayev, Sadikhov, M Gurbanov, Gasanov, Imamaliev, Tagizade, Aliyev, Nabiev, G Gurbanov, Ismaylov, Vasilyev.

 
Last updated: 02/10/03 19.07CET

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