FC Porto’s Fernando is officially a Portuguese national
FC Porto midfielder is now officially a Portuguese national after applying for dual citizen after being born in Brazil.
The 25 year old had been hoping to represent Brazil in the 2014 World Cup but unfortunately he hasn’t been on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s radar since he took charge.
But now with dual citizenship Fernando can play in his home World Cup for Portugal, after playing in the country for over six years after moving as a youngster from Vila Nova.
The midfielder posted on his official Facebook site: “Finally arrived! With much pride, officially PORTUGUESE!”
Fernando’s case has compared to Diego Costa’s situation where the midfielder chose to play for Spain instead of the seleção.
Fernando will now recieve a European passport, and this could allow a move to Manchester United, a rumour which has picked up pace in the past few days.