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Brazilian footballer “Zenith” announced his readiness to play for the Russian national team

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Midfielder of St. Petersburg Zenit and the Brazilian Olympic team Claudinho spoke about the prospect of playing for the Russian national team. It is reported by Sport24.

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The player noted that he is ready to change sports citizenship for the sake of performing at the World Championship. “If I don’t get the chance to play for Brazil, I’ll take another chance,” he said.

Claudinho signed a contract with Zenit on August 7, the Russian club paid 12 million euros for the 24-year-old Brazilian. This season, he has played seven matches for the blue-white-blue in all tournaments, in which he scored two goals and made two assists.

In the history of the Russian national football team, there were three naturalized Brazilians: goalkeeper Guilherme, defender Mario Fernandez and striker Ari. Only the goalkeeper continues to play for the national team.

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