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Renegades return for Azerbaijan

Published: Thursday 11 August 2005, 12.20CET
Mahmud Gurbanov, Zaur Tagizade and Samir Aliyev have been recalled for Azerbaijan's friendly against Albania.

Published: Thursday 11 August 2005, 12.20CET

Renegades return for Azerbaijan

Mahmud Gurbanov, Zaur Tagizade and Samir Aliyev have been recalled for Azerbaijan's friendly against Albania.

By Erkin Ibragimov

Mahmud Gurbanov, Zaur Tagizade and Samir Aliyev have been called up for Azerbaijan's friendly against Albania.

Players' dispute
The three players had ignored previous call-ups due to a dispute with former coach Carlos Alberto Torres, but with the return of Vagif Sadykov - who starts a third spell at the helm with the game in Tirana on Wednesday - they have ended their exile. Meanwhile, FK Baku defender Ramin Guliyev and FK Karvan Evlakh's Ukrainian-born midfielder Yuri Muzyka are included for the first time, with the coach saying: "The doors to the national team are open to any player who impresses in the domestic league."

Azerbaijan squad
Kramarenko (FK Karvan Evlakh), Hasanzade (FK Karabakh), Mejidov (FC Anzhi Makhachkala), R Guliyev (FK Baku), Melikov (FK Baku), Amirbekov (FK Baku), R Sadygov (PFC Neftchi), Abbasov (PFC Neftchi), Gajiev (PFK Turan Tovuz), Shukurov (FK Karvan Evlakh), Gashymov (FC Inter Baku), M Gurbanov (FK Khazar Lenkoran), E Guliyev (FK Khazar Lenkoran), Imamaliyev (FK Baku), Muzyka (FK Karvan Evlakh), Bakhshiev (FC Inter Baku), Kerimov (FK Karabakh), Tagizade (PFC Neftchi), Aliyev (FK Khazar Lenkoran), I Gurbanov (FK Khazar Lenkoran), Nabiyev (PFC Neftchi), Ismaylov (FK Karvan Evlakh), G Gurbanov (FC Inter Baku).

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