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RUS M: Zaytsev – “To play for Russia? No, I’m Italian”

by WoV
source: sovsport.ru

Imagine Ivan Zaytsev playing for Russia. Does that mean that Mikhaylov will be on the bench during the games? We don’t know. Probably, we will never find out such information.



In an exclusive interview for sovsport.ru, among many themes Ivan Zaytsev  talked about possibility to play for Russian national team as he already has passport of this country.

“Yes, I have Russian passport. In theory, I could change sports citizenship but in reality NO. I’m Italian, I’ve been playing for Italy, I grew up there. I have never thought about this option” says Zaytsev.

When you were young fellow, you had difficult task – to choose national team, Italy and Russia.

“When I was 14-year old I got a call to play for Russia. But, I was attending Italian school, my all friends were from Italy and I decided to stay there and to grow up in Italy. I’m Italian definitely” confirms Zaytsev.

But, what would you do if you get a call from the Russian volleyball federation?

I’ll refuse it,” repeats once again one of the best volleyball players nowadays…


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