Standout players:

Andre Arshavin – the diminutive midfielder was instrumental in the Russians run to the semi-finals in 2008, but was stung  when the nation of 140 million failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2010. Arshavin will captain the side this year, and though he has shown poor club form for Arsenal FC in London, England he has played out of position at winger. A return to the center for this #10 could mean a turn of form.

Odds to win:



Date                                Opponent                                       Stadium                                           Location

June 8                           Czech Republic                      Municipal Stadium                        Wroclaw, Poland

June 12                          Poland                                     National Stadium Warsaw          Warsaw, Poland

June 16                          Greece                                      National Stadium Warsaw          Warsaw, Poland

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