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Second chance for Lithuania pair

Published: Friday 10 August 2007, 10.55CET
Lithuania coach Algimantas Liubinskas has recalled the experienced Aurimas Kučys and Audrius Kšanavičius for the 22 August friendly against Turkmenistan.
by Kestutis Gimbutas
from Vilnius
Published: Friday 10 August 2007, 10.55CET

Second chance for Lithuania pair

Lithuania coach Algimantas Liubinskas has recalled the experienced Aurimas Kučys and Audrius Kšanavičius for the 22 August friendly against Turkmenistan.

Lithuania coach Algimantas Liubinskas has recalled the experienced Aurimas Kučys and Audrius Kšanavičius for the friendly against Turkmenistan on 22 August.

Duo recalled
Kšanavičius, 30, won the last of his eight caps in February 2000 but the forward is back in the reckoning following his transfer to Scottish club Heart of Midlothian FC from FBK Kaunas. Defensive midfielder Kučys, 26, has been out of favour since June 2005 but his resurgent form since joining Latvian side FK Daugava has earned another chance. However, striker Edgaras Jankauskas, currently without a club, is omitted for the friendly in Kaunas, a warm-up for next month's UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifier in Scotland.

Lithuania squad
Goalkeepers: Žydrunas Karčemarskas (FC Dinamo Moskva), Paulius Grybauskas (FC Otelul Galati), Saulius Klevinskas (FK Suduva).

Defenders: Marius Stankevicius (Brescia Calcio), Arunas Klimavičius (FC Dinamo Moskva), Andrius Skerla (FK Vetra), Gediminas Paulauskas (FK Ekranas), Vidas Alunderis (Zagłębie Lubin), Irmantas Želmikas (SC Tavriya Simferopol).

Midfielders: Saulius Mikoliunas (Heart of Midlothian FC), Kestutis Ivaskevicius (Heart of Midlothian FC), Deividas Šemberas (PFC CSKA Moskva), Mindaugas Kalonas (FHK Liepajas Metalurgs), Igoris Morinas (FK Žalgiris Vilnius), Deividas Česnauskis (Heart of Midlothian FC), Audrius Kšanavicius (Heart of Midlothian FC), Aurimas Kučys (FK Daugava).

Forwards: Tomas Danilevicius (Bologna FC), Tomas Radzinevicius (SK Dynamo České Budějovice), Robertas Poškus (FC Rostov), Andrius Velička (Heart of Midlothian FC).

Last updated: 10/08/07 14.55CET

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