At his 33 years of age Andrei Arshavin has earned a number of accolades throughout his entire career as the Russian attacker has spent time playing at the Premier League being a player of Arsenal as well as playing with Zenit Saint Petersburg where he has won the league title on 2 occasions and a few other pieces of silverware but the World Cup is a trophy that will not be in his cabinet.
With the 2014 World Cup less than 1 week away from starting, the deadline for managers to submit the players that they will be bringing to Brazil has already been reached and Andrei Arshavin was not included in Fabio Capello’s list.
The country that Arshavin captained some years ago will be making their stance and presence felt against the likes of: Korea Republic, Belgium and Algeria as those are the nations that Fabio Capello and his players have to face during the group stages of the 2014 World Cup.
This upcoming World Cup was going to be the last chance that Arshavin had of representing his country and fight for one of the most sought out pieces of silverware. The last few appearances that the former star of Arsenal made with Russia was during the Euro 2012 when he was named as the best midfielder of the tournament during the group stages of the tournament as he managed to create most assists in the least amount of minutes on the pitch.
Another noteworthy omission of Fabio Capello and his list of players that are going to play in the 2014 World Cup is the former Tottenham Hotspur attacker Roman Pavlychenko.
Russia kick-off their World Cup campaign by locking horns with Korea Republic on June 17.