Football: Karnilenka seeks Russian citizenship

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Zenit St Petersburg's Belarus international Siarhei Karnilenka says he is ready to take the Russian citizenship. At the same time, he wants to remain playing for the Belarus national team. "If this is possible, why not? But, I don't refuse from playing for Belarus. They say there will be new rules for the internationals next year. I will see then".

"I have made 30 caps for the national team! How can I refuse? This is my motherland and my country", Siarhei Karnilenka told the Russian sports newspaper Sovietski Sport