Euro 2016: Russia call up Artur Yusupov after Igor Denisov injury

Artur Yusupov
Artur Yusupov (centre) took part in Russian training near Paris on Monday

Artur Yusupov has been added to Russia's Euro 2016 squad after staying in the same Monaco hotel as the team while on his holiday.

The 26-year-old Zenit St Petersburg midfielder has replaced Dynamo Moscow's Igor Denisov, who was injured in Sunday's 1-1 friendly draw with Serbia.

Yusupov, who has won two caps, had to borrow boots for his first training session.

Russia face England, Slovakia and Wales - in that order - in Group B.

"After being on holiday for 14 days, of course I am going to be a bit out of shape," Yusupov said.

"I don't really know what sort of physical condition I will be in.

"I was supposed to fly back to Moscow. I didn't even have my football boots with me and none of the clothes that I needed."

Russia's first game is against England on Saturday.

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