Yuri Zapisotsky / UFF
General Secretary of the Football Federation of Ukraine Yuri Zapisotsky in the program "Big Football" He gave the details about the protest teams Luxembourg and Portugal in the case of naturalization, the national team of Ukraine Junior Moraes.
"The protest of Portugal was received on Monday, and the protest of Luxembourg – Tuesday. If we start from the disciplinary rules of UEFA, the Luxembourg kept within 24 hours after the final whistle. As for Portugal, it is an open question. They also had 24 hours, but in the end they started the weekend, so it will be a discussion. UEFA Disciplinary Committee will decide to consider this weekend or not. In any case, at least one protest will be considered. A one or two … They are absolutely identical.
The Portuguese believe that leaving Junior Moraes for rent for four months violated his five-year uninterrupted residence in Ukraine. The Law on Citizenship of Ukraine clearly indicates – in such cases, a citizen must reside on the territory of our country for more than 180 days a year. If we analyze the specific episode of Moraes in 2017, he was in China about 130-140 days. That is, in fact, he lived on the territory of Ukraine for more than 200 days.
I am confident that this matter will end in our favor. Request a player who had no right to play, it entails dramatic results, including technical failure. Cold mind understand what could be the sanctions, but we are fully confident that in this situation, our position is fully justified and no adverse effects would not be for us. "
Ukrainian lawyers and FFU general secretary stated that the naturalization of the Brazilian went through all the norms of law.
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