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  • Elrik M Elrik M May 4, 2006 21:47 Flag

    Gonzalez looking good

    He has scored 5 goals in his last eight games and was named "Man of the Match" against Real Madrid.

    He is also moving closer to getting his Spanish passport which will solve the work permit problem a quote from Mark:

    "I have heard that the passport application is progressing quite well, so let's hope that I can get the EC Spanish passport which I think then might be enough to play in the UK without needing a work permit."

    "We are looking at two ways of getting Spanish nationality, and with that an EC Spanish passport.

    "Firstly through residency, and the time I spent with Albacete and now Sociedad. You need to have been here (in Spain) two years.


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    Gonzalez told LFC magazine: "I have heard that the passport application is progressing quite well, so let's hope that I can get the EC Spanish passport which I think then might be enough to play in the UK without needing a work permit.

    "That makes it more simple. Having a relevant passport is vital for a footballer wherever you are in the world.

    "There are certain requirements they demand. Firstly, the country you play for must be in the FIFA top 70. Chile were lower than that at the time we applied.

    "Then you must have played 75% of your country's games, which I have done. So the top 70 issue was the problem. How can it be my fault that my country are not in the top 70? It is not like I play them by myself.

    "We are looking at two ways of getting Spanish nationality, and with that an EC Spanish passport.

    "Firstly through residency, and the time I spent with Albacete and now Sociedad. You need to have been here (in Spain) two years.


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    "Secondly through Spanish descendants on my father's side. Now we have an application for a Spanish passport being progressed."

    "Once I get that I don't think there will be any problem. It has all made me more determined to be success in England with Liver pool."

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