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In total, the list includes 27 football players. Among them was not another forward of “Zenith” — Artem Dzuba, however, the composition of the team includes Kokorin, who was not summoned to the team since last year.

Kokorin received a call to the national team after he led the scoring race in the championship of Russia. In eleven matches Zenit has scored seven goals and gave four assists. Kokorin is in the lead in the Premier League not only in goals scored but also on the system “goal+pass”.

The last time Kokorin took the field in the national team in November 2016. After that, Cherchesov said that the game striker does not correspond to national team level and did not include it including in the squad for the confederations Cup .