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Russia's Cheryshev called up for Brazil, France friendlies

IANS  |  Moscow 

Cherchesov on Monday summoned for the national team's pre-friendlies against and France, to take place in late March.

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

Cheryshev, who last appeared for his national team in a Russia-friendly in November 2015, could play against on March 23 at Luzhniki Stadium, home of final.

The may also appear against on March 27 in the Russian city of

Cheryshev, 27, made his debut with the Russian national team under Fabio Capello, but prevented him from joining the team at the 2014 in and the Euro 2016 in

Although it appears Cherchesov has already chosen his midfielders for the 2018 World Cup, may have been summoned for the upcoming tournament because of his ability to also play as a forward.

Russia, host of the upcoming World Cup, is to compete in Group A along with Uruguay, and Saudi Arabia, and is set to play the opening match against on June 14.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:56 IST