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Marlos is close to obtaining citizenship of Ukraine

Марлос близок к получению гражданства УкраиныBrazilian midfielder “Shakhtar” Marlos will soon be able to play in the national team of Ukraine.

Marlos has repeatedly talked about the willingness to become a citizen of Ukraine and to represent the local team in the international arena. In January of this year, the Brazilian has lived in the country for five years, and therefore may qualify for a Ukrainian passport.

According to the information portal “Dynamomania”, a mechanism of naturalization Marlos not just running, but almost brought to its logical conclusion. The Brazilian expects FIFA the necessary documents giving him the right to play in the national team of Ukraine.

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Theoretically Marlos debut in the national team of Ukraine may be already the sixth of October, when the team of Andrey Shevchenko will play an away match of selection for the world Cup against Kosovo. It is expected that the coaching staff “blue-yellow” will invite the Shakhtar midfielder in the team as soon as he officially becomes a citizen of Ukraine.

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Metalist in January 2012 paid for Marlos about five million dollars. In the Kharkiv club Brazilian for 2.5 years played 75 matches and scored 13 goals and gave 18 assists. In “Shakhtar” on account Marlos 139 matches and 58 (29+29) points in the system goal+pass.

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