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Euro 2008: Russia’s chances

Legendary Russian football player Andrey Kanchelskis and Captain of the Russian team, Sergey Semak

The fact that St. Petersburg’s Zenit won the UEFA Cup in May, and that the Russian national team is led into Euro 2008 by Dutchman Guus Hiddink - one of the top coaches in the world - has raised hopes for another Russian success in world sports.

But with more than a dozen teams rated higher than the Russian squad, what’s their real chance of success at the European Championships?