FIFA rejects Alvarez's El Salvador bid, accepts Maund's USA switch

FIFA rejects Alvarez's El Salvador bid, accepts Maund's USA switch

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FIFA rejects Alvarez's El Salvador bid, accepts Maund's USA switch

Arturo Alvarez (ISIphotos.com) 

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FIFA has rejected Artur Alvarez's bid to play for El Salvador while also accepting Notre Dame defender Aaron Maund's application for a switch from Trinidad & Tobago to the U.S. national team.

Maund applied for a switch of federations to the United States after having played for Trinidad & Tobago on the Under-17 level. FIFA's decision paves the way for Maund to play for the U.S. Under-20 national team in the upcoming CONCACAF Under-20 championships in Tobago.

Alvarez's bid to play for the Salvadoran national team was rejected on the basis that he was no longer eligible to switch national teams since he was older than 21 and had already represented the United States on the Under-20 national team level.

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