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Lavrentyev in charge for Russia play-off

Published: Thursday 18 October 2012, 11.26CET
New Russia coach Sergei Lavrentyev has stuck with a tried-and-tested squad for their UEFA Women's EURO 2013 play-off with Austria which begins with the away leg on Sunday.
Lavrentyev in charge for Russia play-off
Anna Kozhnikova, Elena Medved and Elena Morozova are all in the Russia squad ©RFS
 

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Published: Thursday 18 October 2012, 11.26CET

Lavrentyev in charge for Russia play-off

New Russia coach Sergei Lavrentyev has stuck with a tried-and-tested squad for their UEFA Women's EURO 2013 play-off with Austria which begins with the away leg on Sunday.

New Russia coach Sergei Lavrentyev has stuck with a tried-and-tested Russia squad for their UEFA Women's EURO 2013 play-off with Austria.

Having qualified on away goals four years ago against Scotland, Russia start away from home against Austria in St Polten on Sunday before staging the return in Rostov-na-Donu four days later. They are currently preparing in Novogorsk and will devote Friday morning to analysing Austria's style of play.

Russia squad
Goalkeepers: Elvira Todua (FC Rossiyanka), Kristina Slashchinina (ShVSM-Izmaylovo Moskva), Elena Grichenko (WFC Kubanochka).

Defenders: Anna Kozhnikova (FC Rossiyanka), Anastasia Kostyukova (FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk), Elena Medved (FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk), Anastasia Rodionova (ShVSM-Izmaylovo Moskva), Yulia Gordeeva (ShVSM-Izmaylovo Moskva), Maria Dyachkova (WFC Zvezda-2005 Perm), Valentina Orlova (WFC Zvezda-2005 Perm), Ksenia Tsybutovich (Ryazan-VDV), Marina Puskareva (WFC Kubanochka).

Midfielders: Elena Terekhova (Ryazan-VDV), Olesya Mashina (FC Rossiyanka), Olga Petrova (FC Rossiyanka), Valentina Savchenkova (WFC Zvezda-2005 Perm), Elena Morozova (FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk), Natalia Osipova (FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk).

Forwards: Ekaterina Sochneva (FK Zorkiy Krasnogorsk), Natalia Shlyapina (FC Rossiyanka), Anna Cholovyaga (FC Rossiyanka), Nelli Korovkina (ShVSM-Izmaylovo Moskva), Olesya Kurochkina (ShVSM-Izmaylovo Moskva).

Last updated: 19/10/12 10.01CET

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