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Vagif Javadov and vice-captain Mahir Shukurov return to the fold for Azerbaijan's first game under stand-in coach Makhmud Gurbanov, while striker Rashad Eyubov and midfielders Magomed Mirzabekov and Rahman Hajiyev have received their first call-ups for the game against Croatia. The squad has already gathered and tomorrow will watch UEFA Europa League match between Qarabağ FK and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk together.

Goalkeepers: Kamran Agayev (Qäbälä FK), Salahat Agayev (İnter Bakı PİK), Emil Balayev (Neftçi PFK).

Defenders: Rashad F. Sadygov (Qarabağ FK), Badavi Guseynov (Qarabağ FK), Maxim Medvedev (Qarabağ FK), Tarlan Guliyev (Qarabağ FK), Rasim Ramaldanov (Xäzär Länkäran FK), Elvin Yunuszade (Neftçi PFK), Mahir Shukurov (Karşıyaka SK).

Midfielders: Magomed Mirzabekov (İnter Bakı PİK), Ruslan Abışov (Qäbälä FK), Rahid Amirguliyev (Xäzär Länkäran FK), Qara Qarayev (Qarabağ FK), Araz Abdullayev (Neftçi PFK), Mirhüseyin Seyidov (Neftçi PFK), Cavid Hüseynov (Qäbälä FK), Cavid Imamverdiyev (Elazığspor), Rahman Hajiyev (Gaziantep BB).

Strikers: Vugar Nadirov (Qarabağ FK), Rauf Aliyev (Xäzär Länkäran FK), Magomed Kurbanov (Sumqayıt FK), Vagif Javadov (Gaziantep BB), Dmitri Nazarov (Karlsruher SC), Rashad Eyubov (Simurq PFK).

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05/11/201414:42Oqtay Atayev, Baku

The Association of the Football Federation of Azerbaijan (AFFA) have promoted assistant Makhmud Gurbanov to replace departed coach Berti Vogts on an interim basis. 

The former Azerbaijan midfielder, nicknamed the Professor, will lead the team in the next European Qualifiers fixture vs Norway. The 41-year-old will likely be replaced by a permanent coach after matchday four.

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21/10/201413:11Oqtay Atayev, Baku

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