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Russia captain Shirokov joins CSKA Moscow

Russia's Roman Shirokov reacts during their Euro 2016 group G qualifying soccer match against Moldova at the Zimbru stadium in Chisinau, Moldova, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Russia's Roman Shirokov reacts during their Euro 2016 group G qualifying soccer match against Moldova at the Zimbru stadium in Chisinau, Moldova, October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia captain Roman Shirokov has joined CSKA Moscow on a six-month deal with the option of an extension, the club said in a statement on Tuesday.

The midfielder's contract with Spartak Moscow was ended by mutual consent last month. 

Shirokov started out at CSKA but has spent most of his career with Zenit St Petersburg where he won the Russian Premier League title twice and the UEFA Cup in 2008.

The 34-year-old has scored 13 goals in 52 games for Russia.

CSKA are top of the league with 37 points from 18 games. 

(Reporting by Dmitriy Rogovitskiy; Editing by Tony Jimenez)

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