Brazilian Moraes played his first matches for Ukraine this month, but Portugal complaints about him featuring in Euro 2020 qualifiers against the two nations.
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The Brazilian striker is enjoying a good season at club level with Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, he has played much of his senior career in this country.
He recognized his first draft to the Ukraine team of recent games alongside Portugal and Luxembourg and played in both games, having apparently been settled a passport.
Though, both opponents have questioned his eligibility to play for Ukraine as a player, as FIFA policy state a player must have “lived continuously for at least five years after reaching the age 18” in the relevant country.
The longest period Moraes has lived continuously in the country appears to be 4 years and 7 months, having played for Metalurh Donetsk and Dynamo Kiev between July 2012 and Feb 2017, when he stimulated on loan to Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian.
UEFA inveterate Luxembourg and Portugal lodged a “protest” to supervise, Ethics and corrective Body, which will look into the matter on the date yet to be set.
Moraes is the third Brazilian to signify Ukraine after Edmar and Marlos, the latter of whom is his team-mate at Shakhtar.
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