Injuried Kazakhstan players Andrei Karpovich and Kairat Nurdauletov (left) will be commentating on the Latvia game for local TV. "It's sad that we can't help our team on the pitch, but we will be with them in our minds," Karpovich said. "We have been offered the chance to comment on the match on TV and we decided that it would be an interesting experience. I hope we can keep calm and hold back our emotions."
Kazakshtan head coach Yuri Krasnozhan has chosen his starting XI for the Group A game against Latvia, but for the momen, is keeping it to himself. "We don't want to shpw our cards before the game starts," he said. "And I haven't yet told the players the starting lineup. It's not fair to share my lineup with the media before I do it in the dressing room."