11 April 2021

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León’s 2-year waiting period imposed by FIVB expires: now he can play for Poland

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From this day on, Wilfredo León officially has the right to play for Poland Volleyball national team, and he waited 2 years for this day.
From July 24, 2019, one of the best Volleyball players in the world has the right to play official matches for Poland national team.

León received Polish citizenship in 2015 on the basis of a marriage with the Polish citizen, which was 3 years after he gave up on playing for the national team of his home country Cuba and moved to Europe.
León’s debut for Cuba was in 2007 when he was only 14!
The official document in which the Polish Volleyball Federation (PZPS) requested International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) a change of nationality for a 25-year-player were submitted in 2017. From that moment, a 2-year waiting period required by the FIVB regulations began. And it ended just today.

León is a part of the group of players that remained to train for the Qualifications for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in the training camp in the city of Zakopane while the other group competed in the 2019 FIVB Nations League.
The Cuban-born player could makes his debut in the match against the Netherlands this Saturday, July 27, in Opole.

Source and Photo: sport.pl.

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