WORLD CUP: European Qualifying preview and squads – Group H

Europe GroupH

Montenegro sit pretty atop of Group H with Roy Hodgson’s England breathing down their necks.  Hodgson’s preparation has not gone too well this week with the re-submission of Rio Ferdinand to the squad, only for the Manchester United central defender to withdraw due to ‘fitness issues’… he then shot off to Qatar for TV work.  Hodgson has also lost starting defenders Gary Cahill and Michael Dawson so Steven Taylor and Joleon Lescott have come in as cover.

 Moldova v Montenegro, Friday 19:30

MOLDOVA – Goalkeepers: Stanislav Namașco (Volgar Astrakhan), Serghei Pașcenco (Malavan), Andrian Negai (Milsami-Ursidos)

Defenders: Alexandru Epureanu (Dinamo Moscow), Victor Golovatenco (Sibir Novosibirsk), Igor Armaș (Kuban Krasnodar), Vitalie Bordian (Volga Nizhniy Novgorod), Simeon Bulgaru (Volga Nizhniy Novgorod), Iulian Erhan (Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino), Ion Jardan (Rapid Ghidighici)

Midfielders: Alexandru Suvorov   (Academia Chișinău), Eugeniu Cebotaru   (Spartak Nalchik), Alexandru Gațcan (Rostov), Nicolae Josan (Tiraspol), Alexandru Onica (Sheriff Tiraspol), Eugen Sidorenco (Nazareth Illit), Alexandru Dedov (Sheriff Tiraspol), Alexandru Pașcenco (Sheriff Tiraspol), Artur Ioniță (Aarau), Serghei Gheorghiev (Sheriff Tiraspol)

Strikers: Igor Bugaiov (Tobol), Anatolie Doroș (Rapid Ghidighici), Igor Picușceac (Amkar Perm)

 

MONTENEGRO – Goalkeepers: Mladen Božović   (Videoton), Srđan Blažić  (Anorthosis Famagusta), Vukašin Poleksić (Debrecen)

Defenders: Savo Pavićević (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Marko Baša (Lille), Milan Jovanović (Red Star Belgrade), Vladimir Volkov (Partizan), Vladimir Božović (Mordovia Saransk), Miodrag Džudović (Spartak Nalchik), Stefan Savić (Fiorentina), Blažo Igumanović (Rudar Pljevlja), Ivan Kecojević (Gaziantepspor)

Midfielders: Simon Vukčević (Karpaty Lviv), Mitar Novaković (Amkar Perm), Milorad Peković (Greuther Fürth), Elsad Zverotić (Young Boys), Nikola Drinčić (Krasnodar), Branko Bošković (Rapid Wien), Miloš Krkotić (Dacia Chișinău)

Strikers: Stevan Jovetić (Fiorentina), Mirko Vučinić (Juventus), Andrija Delibašic (Rayo Vallecano), Fatos Bećiraj (Dinamo Zagreb), Dejan Damjanović (Seoul), Filip Kasalica (Red Star Belgrade)

 

Poland v Ukraine, Friday 19:45

 

POLAND – Goalkeepers: Artur Boruc (Southampton), Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal), Przemsylaw Tyton (PSV Eindhoven)

Defenders: Sebastian Boenisch (Bayer Leverkusen), Piotr Celeban (Vaslui), Kamil Glik (Torino), Marcin Komorowski (Terek Grozny), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund), Bartosz Salamon (AC Milan), Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht), Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warsaw)

Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund), Ariel Borysiuk (Kaiserslautern), Kamil Grosicki (Sivasspor), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Reims), Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest), Adrian Mierzejewski (Trabzonspor), Ludovic Obraniak (Bordeaux), Eugen Polanski (Hoffenheim), Maciej Rybus (Terek Grozny), Daniel Lukasik (Legia Warsaw), Jakub Kosecki (Legia Warsaw)

Strikers: Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Arkadiusz Milik (Bayer Leverkusen), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Lech Poznan)

Withdrawn: Tomasz Kuszczak (Brighton)

 

UKRAINE – Goalkeepers: Rustam Khudzhamov (Illichivets Mariupol), Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oleksandr Horyainov (Metalist Kharkiv)

Defenders: Oleksandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk), Vitaliy Mandzyuk (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kiev), Artem Fedetskiy (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Bohdan Butko (Illichivets Mariupol), Yevhen Selin (Dynamo Kiev)

Midfielders: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Bayern Munich), Oleh Husyev (Dynamo Kiev), Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kiev), Denys Harmash (Dynamo Kiev), Serhiy Kravchenko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Mykola Morozyuk (Metalurh Donetsk), Roman Bezus (Dynamo Kiev)

Strikers: Yevhen Seleznyov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Marko Devic (Metalist Kharkiv), Volodymyr Homenyuk (Arsenal Kiev), Roman Zozulya (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)

 

San Marino v England, Friday 20:00

 

SAN MARINO – Goalkeepers: Aldo Simoncini (Libertas), Federico Valentini (Tre Penne)

Defenders: Damiano Vannucci (La Fiorita), Simone Bacciocchi (San Giovanni), Alessandro Della Valle (Folgore), Davide Simoncini (Libertas), Mirko Palazzi (Rimini), Lorenzo Buscarini (Murata), Alex Della Valle (Faetano),

Midfielders: Carlo Valentini (Murata), Fabio Vitaioli (Murata), Alex Gasperoni (Tre Penne), Michele Cervellini (Pennarossa), Fabio Bollini (La Fiorita), Matteo Coppini (Campitello), Enrico Cibelli (Tre Penne)

Strikers: Andy Selva (Fidene), Matteo Vitaioli (Fiorentino), Danilo Ezequiel Rinaldi (La Fiorita), Alessandro Bianchi (Folgore)

 

ENGLAND – Goalkeepers: Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Celtic)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), Steven Taylor (Newcastle United), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Leon Osman (Everton), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United)

Strikers: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)

Withdrawn: Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

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