Another player of the Russian football Premier League (RFPL) in the near future will change sports citizenship and cease to be considered a foreigner. Has long been the Brazilian Ari, now playing in the “Locomotive”, have expressed a desire to become a citizen of the Russian Federation, and now the process of obtaining a new passport is in its final stages.
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About the success of Ari in getting a new passport was told by the President of the Moscow “Locomotive” Ilya Herkus.
“The process of obtaining Russian citizenship was launched. Documents have been filed and everything is in its final stages. It was the desire of the Ari. He has a daughter from Moscow, with Russian citizenship”, – quotes the Herkus TASS.
Previously, Ari has expressed his desire to play for Russia at the world championship-2018. According to the rules of the International football Federation (FIFA), the foreign player can get this right in the case, if he is in the country for at least 5 years.
Ari plays in Russia from 2010 to 2013 he was a striker of “Spartak” then has passed in “Krasnodar”. In February 2017 on loan joined the “locomotive”, and a new agreement will be for “railroad” until next summer.