Russia make changes for Finland Euro 2020 clash




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Russia have made three changes for their key Euro 2020 Group B game against Finland Saint Petersburg Wednesday as they aim bounce back losing 3-0 Belgium their opening match.

Aleksei Miranchuk Atalanta comes along centre-back Igor Diveev, Andrei Semenov and veteran Yuri Zhirkov making way for them.

In addition, Matvei Safonov replaces Anton Shunin in goal for Stanislav Cherchesov’s side.

Russia will be staring at elimination a defeat, while Finland are looking make it two wins out two in their first ever appearance at a major .

The only change the side beat Denmark 1-0 in Copenhagen sees Rasmus Schueller come in for Tim Sparv in midfield.

Starting line-ups for the Euro 2020 Group B game between Finland and Russia in Saint Petersburg Wednesday (kick- 1300 GMT):

Finland (3-5-2)


Lukas Hradecky; Joona Toivio, Paulus Arajuuri (capt), Daniel O’Shaughnessy; Jukka Raitala, Rasmus Schueller, Robin Lod, Glen Kamara, Jere Uronen; Teemu Pukki, Joel Pohjanpalo

: Markku Kanerva (FIN)

Russia (4-3-3)

Matvei Safonov; Mario Fernandes, Igor Diveev, Georgi Dzhikiya, Daler Kuzyaev; Roman Zobnin, Dmitri Barinov, Magomed Ozdoev; Aleksei Miranchuk, Artem Dzyuba (capt), Aleksandr Golovin

: Stanislav Cherchesov (RUS)

Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)

AFP