EURO 2020: UEFA Dismisses Portugal, Luxembourg Protests Over Ukraine Player

The UEFA Ethics and Discipline Committee announced on Friday that it dismissed the protests of Portugal and Luxembourg over the use of Júnior Moraes in the Ukraine matches this past March in EURO 2020 qualifying.

Luxembourg and Portugal complained the Moraes did not meet the naturalization requirements for Ukraine.

FIFA allows players to acquire a nationality if they live in a country for five uninterrupted years. Moraes spent some time playing on loan in China.

Moraes was given Ukraine citizenship this past year. He has played for nearly seven years at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukraine.

Ukraine lead the group after drawing at Portugal 0-0 and winning at Luxembourg 2-1.

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