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Belarus try out fringe options

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2007, 12.18CET
There are some notable absentees in Bernd Stange's Belarus squad for the qualifier with Luxembourg on 13 October and the friendly against Israel.
by Denis Orlov
from Minsk
 
Published: Tuesday 2 October 2007, 12.18CET

Belarus try out fringe options

There are some notable absentees in Bernd Stange's Belarus squad for the qualifier with Luxembourg on 13 October and the friendly against Israel.

Bernd Stange has left a number of established names out of his Belarus squad for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifier against Luxembourg on 13 October and the friendly against Israel.

Experimental selection
Stange once again ommitted the experienced Sergei Shtanyuk, Aleksandr Kulchiy and Vitali Bulyga while there is also no place for Vladimir Gaev, Yan Tigorev, Aleksandr Yurevich, Denis Kovba, Gennadi Bliznyuk or Artyom Cheladyinskiy. The German coach said: "I've said before many times that we are trying to check all the candidates right now to have at least two quality players for each position. That leads to experiments." Sixth in Group G, Belarus play Luxembourg in Gomel before meeting Israel in a friendly in Ramat Gan four days later.

Belarus squad
Goalkeepers: Vasili Khomutovski (FC Tom Tomsk), Yuri Zhevnov (FC Moskva), Anton Amelchenko (FC Moskva).

Defenders: Artyom Radkov (FC BATE Borisov), Sergei Omelyanchuk (FC Rostov), Pavel Plaskonny (FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk), Yegor Filipenko (FC BATE Borisov), Kiryl Pavlyuchek (FC Dinamo Minsk), Dmitri Molosh (FC Dinamo Brest).

Midfielders: Vladimir Korythko (FC Chornomorets Odesa), Timofei Kalachev (FC Rostov), Aleksandr Hleb (Arsenal FC), Maksim Romashchenko (FC Torpedo Moskva), Nikolai Kashevski (FC Metalurh Zaporizhya), Aleksei Skverniuk (FC Krylya Sovetov Samara), Igor Stasevich (FC BATE Borisov).

Forwards: Sergei Kornilenko (FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Roman Vasilyuk (FC Gomel), Vitali Kutuzov (Pisa Calcio), Vitali Rodionov (FC BATE Borisov), Dmitri Mozolevsky (FC Dinamo Brest).

 
Last updated: 02/10/07 14.11CET

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