Head coach of Ukrainian football Andriy Shevchenko was summoned to the national team, footballer of Shakhtar Donetsk Marlos, who received Ukrainian citizenship.
“The Brazilian, who for five years playing in the Ukraine (part of FC Metalist Kharkiv and FC Shakhtar Donetsk), two days ago, received the citizenship of Ukraine. September 28, the corresponding decree was signed by the President of Ukraine”, – said the press service of the football Federation of Ukraine.
On September 29 in the office of the FFU received a letter from the Brazilian football Confederation, which confirms that Marlos did not participate in any official matches for the Brazilian national team. Thus, Marlos meets all the criteria to play for the national team of Ukraine.
2 Oct Marlos along with 25 other players, previously called A. Shevchenko, will arrive in the national team of Ukraine in Kharkiv .
October 6, Ukraine will play with Kosovo on October 9 with Croatia in the last match of the group stage of the qualifying tournament of the world championship 2018.