Russia is competing in the UEFA Euro 2012 match in Group A with Poland, the Czech Republic and Greece. While they are heavily expected to win in their group, victory is not guaranteed for Russia or any other team.
According to UEFA, Dick Advocaat, who is the coach for the Russian national football team, recently named Vladimir Granat (who is the FC Dinamo Moskva defender) to the squad. He also named Magomed Ozdoev (FC Lokomotiv Moskva midfielder) to the squad.
It remains to be seen what Granat and Ozdoev do, but this slideshow will outline five players crucial for a Russian victory in the Euro 2012. An invitation is sent to the B/R readers to sit back, relax and enjoy.