Athletistic/ Football. Deputy General Director of “Zenith” Andrey Arshavin spoke about the obtaining of Russian citizenship by Brazilian players Malcom and Claudinho.

“I don’t know why to do this. I’m against naturalization. I don’t support it.

Russians should play for the Russian team, not Brazilians or other nationalities. Mario Fernandez? I think he shouldn’t have played,” KP Arshavin quotes.

Earlier, the media wrote that Malcolm and Claudinho started the process of obtaining Russian citizenship.

In 2022, the Russian team played only one match. In a friendly match held in Bishkek, the Russians beat Kyrgyzstan 2:1.

Now the Russian national team is led by Valery Karpin.

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