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Former Russia midfielder Andrey Arshavin has shared his opinion on the naturalization of Brazilian players for the national team. The words of 37-year-old player leads Sport24.
“For the Russian national team should play Russian players. And when there are Brazilians, I don’t see the point”, — he stressed. The former midfielder highlighted that allow the naturalization of players born in the territory of Russia.
On 12 November in the national team of Russia was caused by Brazilian striker “Krasnodar” Ari. He became the third representative of the South American country in the national team. Before that Russia had overplayed the defender of CSKA Mario Fernandez and the goalkeeper of “Locomotive” Marinato Guilherme.
Arshavin played for the national team from 2001 to 2012. In 2008 he was part of the team that won the bronze medal in the European championship. At club level Arshavin is known for its performances in St. Petersburg “Zenith” and London “Arsenal”. The last team in the career of Russian became Kazakhstan’s “Kairat”.
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