According to the Russian portal Sport Business Gazeta, the Russian national team has big problems before the start of the European Championship. Even before the announcement of the initial list of the national team, there were indications that Maxim Mikhailov would miss EuroVolley (later officially confirmed), and during the preparations Viktor Poletaev was injured and will also miss EuroVolley. Despite fact that Maksim Zhigalov and Kirill Klets are opposites, according to the Russian Sport Business Gazeta, Egor Kliuka is an option for opposite in the Russian squad.
However, the problems did not end there, Anton Semyshev was also injured (he was not on the preliminary wide list, but was invited after Poletaev injury), and Fedor Voronkov was invited to the national team. The latest news comes about the injury of Denis Bogdan, who will also have to miss the continental championship, and Pavel Tetyukhin has been called up to the national team in his place.
Russia – List of 15 players – Updated
Setters – Igor Kobzar, Pavel Pankov
Opposites – Maksim Zhigalov, Kirill Klets, (Egor Kliuka)
Middle blockers – Artem Volvich, Ilia Vlasov,Ivan Iakovlev, Ilyas Kurkaev
Outside hitters – (Egor Kliuka), Dmitry Volkov, Yaroslav Podlesnykh, Pavel Tetyukhin, Fedor Voronkov
Liberos – Evgeny Baranov, Valentin Golubev