Hulk believes move to Zenit will not affect Brazil selection
Zenit St. Petersburg forward Hulk does not believe his recent move to Russia will affect his selection for the national team.
The 26-year-old signed a five-year contract at the Petrovsky Stadium on Monday following a €50 million (£39.6 million) transfer from Porto.
Hulk expects to still attract the attention of Brazil coach Mano Menezes despite playing in the less competitive Russian league.
He said: "I won't be in hiding just because I'll be playing in Russia.
"These days all leagues are very visible, I'm sure that Mano will be watching the Russian league just like he will be watching the Italian, the English and the others.
"I just have to keep doing my job at my new club and keep taking advantage of the chances I get with the national team."
The forward, who was linked with Premier League sides Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, made his Brazil debut in 2009 and has been regularly picked by Menezes since the coach took over the national team following the 2010 World Cup.
Hulk was one of the Seleção’s three overage players during this summer’s London Olympics, were he earned a silver medal after losing the final to Mexico 2-1, with the former Porto man grabbing the solitary goal.
The five-time world champions face South Africa at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, before travelling to the north-eastern city of Recife to play China for another friendly.
Brazil are not participating in the South American World Cup qualifying stages as the 2014 hosts automatically qualify.