Marlos called to the national team of Ukraine

Received Ukrainian citizenship of the Brazilian footballer Romero Bonfim Marlos, who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk due to the national team of Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko. It is reported by the football Federation of Ukraine (FFU).

Director of the legal Department of FFU Igor Grishchenko has explained that according to the FIFA statutes, the athlete has the right to play for the national team if the following conditions are met: a citizen of the country; permanent residence on the territory of the country within five years after reaching 18 years of age; not participate in any of the matches of the national team of the country whose citizen he was.

The latter criterion was confirmed in a letter from the Brazilian football Confederation, which came to the address of the FFU on September 29.

On September 28th TV channel «Football» reported that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree granting Ukrainian citizenship Marlos.

27-year-old Marlos in Ukraine from 2012 to 2014 he played for Kharkiv Metalist, then moved to Shakhtar.

Shakhtar perezalil Marlos in the Ukrainian Premier League as a citizen of Ukraine.

In the Ukraine national team since 2011, had two naturalized players: Edmar Brazilian and Serb Marko Devic. However, at the moment they are not in demand in the national team.

Marlos called to the national team of Ukraine 30.09.2017

Сентябрь 30th, 2017 by
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