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This was the first time for the Villarreal midfielder, who appeared in nine international matches with Russia, to be called up by Cherchesov, who has led the team since 2016, reports Efe.
Cheryshev, 27, made his debut with the Russian national team under coach Fabio Capello, but injuries prevented him from joining the team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the UEFA Euro 2016 in France.
Although it appears coach Cherchesov has already chosen his midfielders for the 2018 World Cup, Cheryshev may have been summoned for the upcoming tournament because of his ability to also play as a forward.
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