© Vyacheslav Evdokimov”Zenit”

MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Midfielder of the Russian football club “Zenit” Giuliano called in the national team of Brazil to participate in the two upcoming qualifying matches for the world Cup 2018 held in Russia. About it reports a press-service of the Brazilian football Confederation.

Closest rivals of Brazilians in the group stage of selection for the 2018 world Cup will be the teams of Uruguay (March 24 on the road) and Paraguay (March 29 at home).

The Brazilians after 12 games with 27 points lead in the standings of the South American zone.

World Cup 2018 will be held from 14 June to 15 July at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-don .