Among 21 summoned players on the wide list there are few surprises (Krotkov, D. Volkov), but also names which Alekno had in mind for a while and confirmed he will call them before releasing the list, like Markin (involved in a doping scandal) or Slovak who received Russian passport Diviš. There was no place for Butko, Spiridonov…
Setters: Sergey Grankin, Igor Kobzar, Dmitriy Kovalev;
Opposites: Konstantin Bakun, Maksim Mikhailov, Viktor Poletaev;
Middle blockers: Andrey Ashchev, Aleksandr Volkov, Artem Volvich , Aleksandr Gutsalyuk, Dmitriy Muserskiy;
Receivers/outside hitters: Yuriy Berezhko, Dmitriy Volkov, Lukáš Diviš, Egor Klyuka, Aleksandr Markin, Sergey Tetyukhin, Taras Khtey;
Liberos: Roman Bragin, Aleksey Verbov, Valentin Krotkov.
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