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Guilherme, Kerzhakov in Russia squad for Lithuania, France

The inclusion of Lokomotiv Moscow goalkeeper Guilherme Marinato and Zurich striker Alexander Kerzhakov were the highlights of Leonid Slutsky’s latest Russia squad.

Sbornaya komanda face Lithuania and France in their first two warm-up game for the Euro 2016 finals and the national team coach has called a total of 29 players for the two matches.

After receiving Russian passport, Brazilian-born Guilherme Marinato has now received his first ever call-up to the national team.

The 30-year-old is expected to be vying with Yuri Lodigin and Igor Akinfeev for the starting berth at the Euro 2016 finals.

Zurich striker Alexander Kerzhakov returns after a lengthy exile, despite scoring just one goal in five appearances for the Swiss giants.

There are no other surprises in the side that will also be facing Czech Republic and Serbia before the start of the European Championships.

Russia were drawn in Group B at the tournament finals, alongside England, Slovakia and Wales.

Russia squad:

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Guilherme (Lokomotiv), Stanislav Kritsyuk (Krasnodar), Yuri Lodygin (Zenit);

Defenders: Alexei Berezutski, Vasili Berezutski, Sergei Ignashevich (all CSKA Moscow), Yuri Zhirkov, Igor Smolnikov (both Zenit), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Oleg Kuzmin (Rubin Kazan), Dmitri Torbinski (Krasnodar);

Midfielders: Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Igor Denisov, Alexei Ionov (both Dynamo Moscow), Alexander Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Roman Shirokov (all CSKA Moscow), Oleg Ivanov (Terek), Ilya Maximov (Anzhi), Pavel Mamaev (Krasnodar), Alexander Samedov, Dmitry Tarasov (both Locomotiv Moscow), Oleg Shatov, Artur Yusupov (both Zenit);

Forwards: Artem Dzyuba, Aleksandr Kokorin (both Zenit), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zurich), Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar).

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