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Rosir Calderon: I do not have much chance to get into the Russian team

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144Cuban and Dinamo Krasnodar player Rosir Calderon, received Russian citizenship , admitted that the chance to play for Team Russia was little. Rosir stands for Krasnodar club since 2013. Calderon – bronze medalist of the 2004 Olympic Games.

“Theoretically everything is possible, but I think the chances of it is not too much. First, getting into the composition of such a strong team like yours – not an easy task. After all, would have to compete with Gamova, Kosheleva and Obmochaeva! Secondly, my family, frankly, is not happy with the fact that I spent a summer holiday in the team, though…If you are invited, you are likely to try your luck. Your club volleyball is leading in Europe. Here you can make progress and earn well … I think Russia is my second home. I am here at one time accepted as a daughter. I was in Moscow in 2010, is recovering after a pause due to the birth of a son.”- quoted Calderon Sport-Express.

On the other hand, the general manager of the Russian Volleyball Federation Vladislav Fadeev said that the place in the Russian team after the adoption of Russian citizenship of Rosir Calderon is not guaranteed.

“In any other European countries, with her attacking level, certainly no problem for her to make it into the national team, but not for us. In Russia, there are many upscale attackers … Besides, by the rules of the FIVB team, we can not attend more than one naturalized athletes. And we already have a former Ukrainian player Obmochaeva, in addition to Calderon.”- quoted Fadeev Sport-Express.

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Russia needs a receiver on the outside, that’s not Calderon for sure. Kutiukova deserves a chance on National Team by yesterday.