(Sporting Alert) — FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group six qualifiers continue this afternoon with Russia taking on a spirited Northern Ireland here at the Lokomotiv Stadium.
Manger Fabio Capello has announced his starting team for the clash, with as expected, Igor Akinfeev starting in goal and Aleksandr Anyukov, Vasili Berezutski, Sergei Ignashevich and Vladimir Bystrov playing in front of him in the defensive line.
The exciting Alan Dzagoev is also in the starting XI with the likes of Roman Shirokov and Alexandr Kerzhakov also playing in the attack.
Meanwhile, Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is amongst the starters for Northern Ireland this afternoon.
Evans has recovered fully from foot surgery done in the summer and is all set to play.
Russia v Northern Ireland Teams
Russia: Akinfeev, Anyukov, Ignashevich, Berezutski, Denisov, Kombarov, Dzagoev, Faizulin, Kerzhakov
Northern Ireland: Carroll, Hughes, Cathcart, McAuley, Evans, Baird, Davis, Ward, C Evans, Brunt, Lafferty.