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Cavaleiro earns Angola call-up after nationality switch

Fulham winger Ivan Cavaleiro has been called up for Angola’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers after having his nationality switch approved by FIFA.

Cavaleiro had won two senior international caps for Portugal but was allowed to change his nationality having appeared in less than three competitive fixtures at international level. He qualifiers for Angola through his father, Lindo, who won the youth national title as a promising young footballer. The former Wolves winger has been named in a 28-man squad by Portuguese coach Pedro Goncalves for Angola’s opening qualifiers against Egypt and Libya.

The 27 year-old has made four appearances under Fulham’s new coach Marco Silva, scoring twice as a substitute in the impressive 5-1 against Huddersfield last weekend.