Moscow: Russia national team coach Fabio Capello on Friday trimmed his provisional World Cup squad down to 25 players from the original 30 named earlier this week.
Defenders Alexander Anyukov and Alexei Berezutsky, midfielders Yury Gazinsky and Vladimir Bystrov and forward Artem Dzyuba were moved to the standby list by Capello.
The Italian has also called up Sevilla forward Denis Cheryshev, who won the Europa League with the Spanish side earlier this week, instead of veteran striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Russia's final 23-man squad will be named on June 2, ten days before the tournament in Brazil gets underway.
Capello's side have been drawn in Group H along with South Korea, Belgium and Algeria as they make their first appearance at the finals in 12 years.
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yury Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg), Sergei Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan)
Defenders: Vasily Berezutsky, Sergei Ignashevich, Georgy Shchennikov (all CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat, Alexei Kozlov (both Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Yeshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrei Semenov (Terek Grozny)
Midfielders: Igor Denisov, Yury Zhirkov (both Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Roman Shirokov (FC Krasnodar), Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Pavel Mogilevets (Rubin Kazan), Viktor Faizulin, Oleg Shatov (both Zenit St Petersburg)
Forwards: Denis Cheryshev (Sevilla/ESP), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Alexei Ionov, Alexander Kokorin (both Dynamo Moscow), Maxim Kanunnikov (Amkar Perm), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow)