The goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine has decided to obtain Slovak citizenship

Вратарь сборной Украины решил получить словацкое гражданство

Igor Chuprina

Igor Chuprina ready to serve put the quarantine.

The main goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine on hockey Igor Chuprina take Slovak citizenship. This was stated by the coach of Ukraine Sergey Bebeshko, and then this information was confirmed and the handball.

28-year-old fourth year stands for the strongest Slovak club Tatran. And with the offer on change of citizenship approached the Slovak handball Federation. The Slovaks will host the championship of Europe 2020 and hope this time to prepare a strong national team.

“Talk about the change of citizenship goes a long way. I was contacted about a year ago, but then I thought about it. Then I had a conversation with the President of the handball Federation of Slovakia, club President, coach of the national team of Slovakia.

They have questions for goalkeepers and they asked me if I wanted to try. Slovakia will adopt the European championship and they put large tasks. I did a lot of thinking before you make a decision. I have already settled in Slovakia, my daughter goes to a local school, she has friends here.

Now documents are being processed. It is a long process. My last official match for the national team of Ukraine took place on January 14, will now have to serve sports quarantine. Maybe next year I’ll be able to play for Slovakia,” said Chuprin.

Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian basketball player Bolombi take Russian citizenship.

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