Spartak experienced player explained why foreign players in RPL clubs are given Russian passports 09:40

Evgeny Lovchev, former midfielder of Spartak Moscow and the USSR national team, spoke about foreign football players in the Russian Premier League (RPL) obtaining Russian citizenship. He shared his opinion with himself Sports24.

“The legionnaires who got Russian passports so easily do not have incredible love for our country. This is all about money. It is beneficial for the management of RPL clubs for foreign players to obtain passports. But we will not see a foreigner in the national team. Nobody needs this. “This is just a story about money,” Lovchev said.

At the end of August, Akhmat and Burkina Faso national football player Mohamed Konate received a Russian passport. He has been playing for the Grozny team since 2021.

The striker scored 11 goals and made one assist in 24 matches in the Russian Premier League (RPL) in the 2022/23 season. The African forward has scored three goals in seven matches in the current RPL season.

An Argentine football player, formerly of the RPL club declarationI would like to play for Russia.

Source: Gazeta


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