NATIONS - Aston Villa Matty Cash receives Polish citizenship

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NATIONS - Aston Villa Matty Cash receives Polish citizenship
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Matty Cash, an Aston Villa defender, was granted Polish citizenship on Tuesday and will be eligible to play for the national team beginning in November's World Cup qualifying matches.

The 24-year-old right defender was born in England, but his grandpa qualifies him to play for Poland. His mother was born in the country of Poland.

“This is a very important day for me and my family,” Cash wrote in Polish on Twitter. “My application for Polish citizenship has been approved by the Polish authorities. I would like to thank the president, my family and other people who helped me in this. Time for new challenges, I will do my best for this country.”

Cash has been in talks with the Polish soccer federation since his time with Nottingham Forest in 2019. He joined Villa last year and has since established himself as a regular right back.

Poland is in second place in its World Cup qualifying group, three points behind England, and its remaining qualifiers will be against Andorra and Hungary.