MINSK, 20 August (BelTA) - Head coach of the Belarusian national football team Mikhail Markhel has named an expanded squad for the next two September fixtures against Estonia and Wales, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Football Federation.
The roster includes 30 players:
Goalkeepers: Alyaksandr Hutar (FC Dinamo Brest), Andrey Klimovich (FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk), Anton Chichkan (FC BATE Borisov), Maksim Plotnikov (FC Dinamo Minsk);
Defenders: Alyaksandr Martynovich (FC Krasnodar), Dzyanis Palyakow (FC Ural), Syarhey Palitsevich (FC Kairat), Syarhey Matsveychyk (FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk), Zakhar Volkov (FC BATE Borisov), Aleksandr Pavlovets (FC Dinamo Brest), Nikita Naumov (FC Zhetysu), Maksim Shvyatsow (FC Dinamo Minsk), Nikolay Zolotov (FC Vitebsk);
Midfielders: Stanislaw Drahun, Ihar Stasevich, Dzmitry Baha, Evgeni Yablonski (all FC BATE Borisov), Pavel Nyakhaychyk, Pavel Savitski (both FC Dinamo Brest), Syarhey Balanovich, Yury Kavalyow, Max Ebong (all FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk), Ivan Maevski (FC Astana), Kiryl Pyachenin (FC Vitebsk), Vladislav Klimovich (FC Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino), Ivan Bakhar (FC Minsk);
Forwards: Nikolai Sihnevich (Ferencvaros), Dzyanis Laptsew (FC Dinamo Brest), Maksim Skavysh (FC BATE Borisov), Vitaly Lisakovich (NK Varazdin).
The final roster of 23 players who will defend the colors of the Belarusian flag at the forthcoming fixtures will be announced on 2 September. On the day the Belarusian national team will meet at the technical center of the Belarusian Football Federation in Minsk and have a practice in Vesnyanka. On 4 September, the players will travel to Tallinn for a match against Estonia scheduled for 6 September as part of the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying. After that, the Belarusian team will head for Cardiff to play friendly against Wales on 9 September.