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What are the chances for Matheus Doria to be called up by Martino to play for El Tri?

The Santos defender received the last document he was missing before the exams.

Doria would fight for the position of central defender.
Doria would fight for the position of central defender.

Matheus Doria is very close to becoming a naturalized Mexican citizen, a defender who plays for Santos Laguna, which means that he will soon be eligible to play for the Mexican national team, although he will not be able to play in Qatar 2022. 

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The Brazilian defender explained that he has already received all the documentation he needs and it is only a matter of taking the naturalization tests, which will begin in the final stretch of the Clausura 2022.

"Last week I received the last document I was missing. Apparently, I'm going to take the exams in May," he said.

Doria still could not play with the national team

However, after he receives the naturalization letter, he will not be able to play for El Tri until the summer of 2023, since by regulation he must reside in Mexico for five years and he arrived in Mexico in July 2018 from Olympique Marseille.

Doria, 27, arrived in Mexican soccer for the 2018 Apertura tournament. He has since played seven tournaments with the Guerreros and has scored 11 goals in Liga MX.

Doria focused on Santos

Regarding the team's progress in the current Clausura 2022, the South American said: "We always think about it. The idea is to be in the Liguilla, to be there either by playoffs or by direct qualification, but to be there. We have been able to recover some points and that has been very important".

Santos is in tenth place in the general table with 15 points, the result of four wins, three draws, and six defeats. 

Doria’s numbers with Santos

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