Football / World Cup USA '94: Russia send Yuran home

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The Independent Online
RUSSIA last night ejected the Benfica striker, Sergei Yuran, from their World Cup squad, and ordered him to go home.

'Yes, he is leaving,' the coach, Pavel Sadyrin, said at the team's base near Santa Cruz, California. He declined to give any details. Team sources said the 25-year-old was unhappy at being left out of the team since the opening Group B match against Brazil, a 2-0 defeat, and had fallen out with Sadyrin.

Yuran, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, is the third player at the finals to be sent home by team officials, after Germany's Stefan Effenberg and Romania's Ion Vladoiu.