FC Ordabasy Shymkent goalkeeper Sergei Boichenko could make his first international appearance in over 11 years when Kazakhstan host Turkey in Group A on Friday. "You just can't imagine how proud I am to be back in the national team," the 37-year-old, who earned the last of his three caps in February 2004, told UEFA.com. Fortuna Düsseldorf midfielder Heinrich Schmidtgal is fit after recovering from a serious injury.
Goalkeepers: Sergei Boichenko (FC Ordabasy Shymkent), Stas Pokatilov (FC Aktobe), Anton Tsirin (FC Okzhetpes Kokshetau).
Defenders: Renat Abdulin (FC Ordabasy Shymkent), Yeldos Akhmetov (FC Astana), Abzal Beysebekov (FC Astana), Mark Gurman (FC Kairat Almaty), Yuri Logvinenko (FC Aktobe), Sergei Maliy (FC Ordabasy Shymkent), Dmitri Miroshnichenko (FC Aktobe), Gafurzhan Suyumbayev (FC Ordabasy Shymkent), Dmitri Shomko (FC Astana), Konstantin Engel (FC Ingolstadt 04).
Midfielders: Baurzhan Dzholchiyev (FC Astana), Timur Dosmagambetov (FC Taraz), Georgy Zhukov (FC Astana), Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (FC Kairat Almaty), Ulan Konysbayev (FC Astana), Zhambyl Kukeyev (FC Kairat Almaty), Aslan Darabayev (FC Kairat Almaty), Azat Nurgaliyev (FC Ordabasy Shymkent), Samat Smakov (FC Irtysh Pavlodar), Heinrich Schmidtgal (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Askhat Tagybergen (FC Aktobe).
Forwards: Sergei Khizhnichenko (FC Aktobe), Aleksei Schetkin (FC Astana).
Yuriy Krasnozhan, Kazakhstan coach:
We wanted to make fans happy with our game, with our result, but we weren't steady enough in defence or confident enough in attack. We have to make the transition from defence to attack faster. But there were some good spells, but we had problems in developing attacks.