The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the naturalisation of Brazilian goalkeeper Guilherme is an isolated incident and not a trend, he would prefer that the Russian team was counting on Russian players. About it reports “R-Sport”.
“In business take foreign managers, when there is not enough. Sport is probably a little bit more. Of foreign coaches in many different sports, not just football. I would prefer keeping and using this feature on the basis of the Russian law on how the citizenship was granted, to rely more on themselves, on their players that worked with youth to master the skill,” — said Lavrov.
Naturalized Brazilian official called an isolated incident, adding that, most likely, the decision was correct.
The goalkeeper of “Locomotive” Guilherme, who is granted citizenship at the end of last year, became the first naturalized footballer who played in the national team of Russia. On Saturday, March 26, the Brazilian took part in a friendly match against the Lithuanian team, replacing at half-time, Stanislav Kritsuk. The meeting ended with the score 3:0 in favor of the Russians.