Turkish Gaziantep midfielder Alexander Merkel will not help the Kazakhstan national football team in the upcoming play-offs of the League of Nations. Andrey Karpovich, the new head coach of the national team, told bbabo.net about this.
- Have you discussed the issue of Alexander Merkel's documents with the federation? Is there a way to call him now?
- Yes, I talked about this with Alex. So far, problems with documents still exist, and we cannot count on him in the next matches.
Recall that Merkel has been called up to the Kazakhstan national team since 2015. During this time he played three official matches. In August 2019, the KFF stated that the player was having "personal problems with documents". Since then, the midfielder has not received a call.
Merkel, 30, was born in Almaty but has lived in Germany since childhood. He also played for Dutch Heracles, Austrian Admira Wacker, German Bochum, Swiss Grasshoppers, English Watford and Italian Udinese, Genoa and AC Milan.
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