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Cesnauskis returns to Lithuania fold

Published: Friday 18 May 2007, 11.17CET
Lithuania coach Algimantas Liubinskas can count on midfielder Edgaras Cesnauskis again for the home qualifiers against Georgia and Italy in June.
by Kestutis Gimbutas
 
Published: Friday 18 May 2007, 11.17CET

Cesnauskis returns to Lithuania fold

Lithuania coach Algimantas Liubinskas can count on midfielder Edgaras Cesnauskis again for the home qualifiers against Georgia and Italy in June.

Lithuania coach Algimantas Liubinskas can count on midfielder Edgaras Cesnauskis for the home UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Georgia and Italy on 2 and 6 June respectively.

Hearts trio
The 23-year-old Cesnauskis missed the 1-0 defeats by Ukraine and France in March through injury, having previously served a four-match suspension. Liubinskas has left out the injured Heart of Midlothian FC trio of defender Nerius Barasa, midfielder Deividas Cesnauskis and striker Edgaras Jankauskas while FC Saturn Moskovskaya Oblast defender Rolandas Dziaukstas has a serious leg injury. Out-of-favour FC Zenit St. Petersburg forward Robertas Poškus is not involved but will link up so that an assessment can be made of his form and fitness. Lithuania are second bottom of Group B with four points from five matches.

Lithuania squad
Goalkeepers: Žydrunas Karčemarskas (FC Dinamo Moskva), Mindaugas Malinauskas (FBK Kaunas), Paulius Gribauskas (FC Otelul Galati).

Defenders: Marius Stankevicius (Brescia Calcio), Tomas Zvirgzdauskas (Halmstads BK), Arunas Klimavicius (FC Dinamo Moskva), Andrius Skerla (FK Vetra), Gediminas Paulauskas (FK Ekranas), Vidas Alunderis (Zaglebie Lubin), Irmantas Zelmikas (SC Tavriya Simferopol).

Midfielders: Saulius Mikoliunas (Heart of Midlothian FC), Kestutis Ivaskevicius (Heart of Midlothian FC), Deividas Šemberas (PFC CSKA Moskva), Edgaras Cesnauskis (FC Saturn Moskovskaya Oblast), Mindaugas Kalonas (FHK Liepajas Metalurgs), Darius Miceika (FHK Liepajas Metalurgs), Igoris Morinas (FK Žalgiris Vilnius), Andrius Gedgaudas (FC Inter Baku), Mantas Savenas (FK Ekranas), Marius Kizys (LKS Lódz).

Forwards: Tomas Danilevicius (Bologna FC), Ricardas Beniušis (FBK Kaunas), Tomas Radzinevicius (SK Kladno), Vitalijus Kavaliauskas (FK Ekranas), Tadas Labukas (FC Otelul Galati).

 
Last updated: 18/05/07 18.27CET

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