Moldova are preparing for life without veteran striker Serghei Rogaciov as they prepare for UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Turkey and Malta.
Trio get call
The 30-year-old Rogaciov has retired from international football and another experienced player, midfielder Radu Rebeja, is injured for the visit of Turkey on 13 October and trip to Malta four days later. FC Dacia Chisinau striker Ghenadie Orbu and clubless midfielder Denis Calincov replace that duo while goalkeeper Evghenii Matiughin has also been called up and striker Alexandru Suvorov has been left out. Moldova will be seeking to escape bottom place in Group C by building on their surprise win in Bosnia-Herzegovina last month.
Goalkeepers: Serghei Pascenco (FC Sheriff), Nicolai Calancea (FC Zimbru Chisinau), Evghenii Matiughin (FC Tiligul Tiraspol).
Defenders: Semion Bulgaru (FC Sheriff), Alexandru Epureanu (FC Moskva), Ghenadie Olexic (FC Amkar Perm), Victor Golovatenco (FC Tiraspol), Serghei Lascencov (FC Karpaty Lviv), Alexei Savinov (FC Zimbru Chisinau).
Midfielders: Alexandru Gatcan (FC Rubin Kazan), Vitalie Bordian (FC Metallist Kharkiv), Igor Tigirlas (FK Ventspils), Victor Comlenoc (FC SKA Rostov), Nicolae Josan (FC Iskra-Stali), Serghei Namasco (FC Tiraspol), Denis Zmeu (SC Vaslui), Andrei Corneencov (FC Sheriff).
Forwards: Viorel Frunza (FC Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt), Igor Bugaev (FC Chornomorets Odesa), Anatolie Doros (FK Standart Baku), Denis Calincov (no club), Ghenadie Orbu (FC Dacia Chisinau).
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