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No Dzagoev, no Denisov - England boosted against injury-plagued Russia

Momentum is often crucial in football. A few months ago, Russia were blessed with an abundance of it. The disastrous tenure of Fabio Capello had come to an end and CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutsky had overseen four consecutive wins in Euro 2016 qualifying to complete a remarkable turnaround and secure Russia’s place at the tournament.

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