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Jun 16, 2021 at 2pm UK at Saint-Petersburg Stadium
FinlandFinland
0-1
RussiaRussia

Kamara (22'), O'Shaughnessy (90')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Miranchuk (45+2')
Barinov (27'), Ozdoyev (34'), Dzhikiya (88')

How Russia could line up against Finland

How Russia could line up against Finland
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Russia could line up for their Euro 2020 clash with Finland on Wednesday afternoon.

Russia manager Stanislav Cherchesov will be forced to rethink his options on the left-hand side for their second clash of Euro 2020 with Finland on Wednesday afternoon.

The National Team lost Daler Kuzyaev to a nasty clash of heads with Timothy Castagne early on in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium, while 37-year-old left-back Yuri Zhirkov pulled up with a calf issue just before half time, too.

With Cherchesov now short on options for the left flank, it would not be a surprise to see him revert to a three-man defence, allowing Vyacheslav Karavaev - a right-back by trade - to operate down that side, but Kuzyaev has trained since and could still make a quicker-than-expected comeback.

Fyodor Kudryashov is a natural replacement for Zhirkov but may not be risked just yet - despite returning to training following a calf injury of his own - while centre-back Igor Diveev is reportedly training well after coming back from an unspecified issue.

Cherchesov's depleted defence means that defensive midfielder Dmitri Barinov could deputise in a three-man rearguard, which in turn would allow Roman Zobnin and Magomed Ozdoev to partner up in the engine room.

Denis Cheryshev lasted just 34 minutes as a substitute against Belgium before being replaced by Aleksei Miranchuk, and a change in formation could see the Atalanta man link up with Aleksandr Golovin behind target man Artem Dzyuba.

Russia possible starting lineup: Shunin; Dzhikiya, Semenov, Barinov; Fernandes, Zobnin, Ozdoev, Karavaev; Miranchuk, Golovin; Dzyuba

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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