Russian midfielder Alexander Zuev wanted to play for the national team of Kazakhstan
Russian midfielder “Khimki” Alexander Zuev wanted to go to the national team of Kazakhstan. It is reported by TASS with reference to the Kazakhstan Football Federation (KFF).
“Football player Alexander Zuev really showed interest in playing for the national team of Kazakhstan. In addition, at the end of last year, the Kazakhstan Football Federation requested information from the Russian Football Union about the performance of this player in the Russian national teams,” the organization said.
The KFF noted that the 26-year-old player will need Kazakh citizenship to transfer. In addition, the coaching staff of the national team should be interested in the player.
In addition to Khimki, Zuev played for Rubin, Rostov, Krylya Sovetov and Spartak, in which he became the champion of Russia in the 2016/2017 season. He also played 14 matches as part of the Russian youth team, in which he scored four goals.
Earlier, the goalkeeper of the Tula “Arsenal” Anton Kochenkov decided to play for the national team of Kyrgyzstan. The coach of the Kyrgyz national team Alexander Krestinin said that the player received citizenship and will take part in the next matches.
On February 28, 2022, the International Football Federation and the Union of European Football Associations excluded Russian teams and clubs from international tournaments. Domestic teams do not play in European competitions, and the Russian team has lost the opportunity to compete for reaching the finals of the 2022 World Cup.
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