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Question Number: 6744

League Specific 10/30/2003

RE: High School

Miguel Z of aurora, illinois united states of america asks...

A player was born in the united states and plays with the u-20 national team. Two years later he becomes a brazil citizen. Is he elegible to play in the brazil national team?

Answer provided by Referee Victor Matheson

If he played in an official FIFA event such as the u-20 World Cup or official qualifiers, then I think he is not eligible. If he only played in friendly matches, I think he retains his eligiblity.

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