Loading please wait

Euro 2012 Match 2 - Russia v Czech Republic

Tomas Rosicky (credit: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Russia take on the Czech Republic tonight in their Group A opener at Euro 2012.

Russia have a fully-fit squad to choose from for the opening game of their European Championships campain.

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has recovered from a knock, as have defender Aleksandr Anyukov and striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, who all returned to training earlier this week.

The Czechs have doubts over striker Milan Baros, who has missed training this week due to a muscle strain.

Captain Tomas Rosicky (calf) was a doubt but is now fit and will start.

The Arsenal midfielder believes fellow Gunner Andrey Arshavin - who left north London in January to re-join Zenit St Petersburg on loan - is crucial to their success this month.

"When you watch matches of the Russian team, Andrey is still the key player in the national team; there's no doubt about it," he said.

"Andrey is still a great player, and there's no doubt he will represent an enormous danger for us."

Russia go into the match as strong favourites in many pundits eyes after their impressive showing during qualifying.

Recent Match Previews Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

More Stories

Tags

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Euro 2012 Match 2 - Russia v Czech Republic

Russia take on the Czech Republic tonight in their Group A opener at Euro 2012.

Read more »

Euro 2012 Free Bet

Read More

Join the European Championship Community today!

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with European Championship.

Connect with facebook
Did you forget your password?