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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Smertin to Miss Out

Midfielder Alexei Smertin will miss Russia's World Cup European Group 1 qualifier against the Faroe Islands at Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday after developing an infection in his lower back.

The Russians, who lead Group 1 with seven points from three matches, will welcome back Celta Vigo playmaker Alexander Mostovoi from suspension.