UEFA confirms legitimacy of Junior Moraes naturalization in Ukraine: FFU chief

14:00, 03 May 2019
Ukraine
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Junior Moraes / facebook.com

President of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) Andriy Pavelko posted the relevant statement on his Facebook page on May 3.

As was earlier reported, Luxembourg and Portuguese football federations, whose national teams are Ukraine's rivals in the selection matches for Euro 2020, submitted protests to the UEFA concerning the eligibility of Ukraine's player Junior Moraes.

Aluísio Chaves Ribeiro Moraes Júnior, 32, commonly known as Moraes, is a Brazilian-born Ukrainian professional footballer who plays for Ukrainian FC Shakhtar Donetsk as a forward. He was granted Ukrainian citizenship in March 2019.

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