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Portugal and Luxembourg complain to UEFA about naturalized Oekraïner

Portugal and Luxembourg have filed a complaint with UEFA about the influence of Júnior Moraes in Ukraine. They pull the speelgerechtigdheid of the Brazil-born attacker is in doubt.

“After a protest from the unions of Luxembourg, and Portugal is a disciplinary procedure set in motion”, reports the UEFA Wednesday night in a brief statement.

Moraes made his debut last week on Friday as a substitute in the away game against Portugal (0-0) and did a quarter of an hour. Three days later he played the full match against Luxembourg (1-2 win).

The 31-year-old Moraes, with 21 hits this season, top scorer of the Ukrainian league, was shortly before the match against Portugal a Ukrainian passport and was immediately called up by national coach Andriy Shevchenko.

The rules require that a player is eligible for another passport if he has at least five consecutive years in another country has lived. Moraes plays since 2012 in Ukraine, but in 2017 a short time leased to the Chinese Tianjin Quanjian, in which he is only three matches played.

Ukraine (four points), Luxembourg (3) Portugal (2) after two duels in the top of group B of the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualification, Serbia (one point) and Lithuania (0) part of it. Which countries played only one match.

View the standings and results in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS-qualification

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