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FOOTBALL Gebre Selassie signs for Werder Bremen

Czech Republic defender moves to Germans on a four-year deal

AFP
June 22, 2012

Prague Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie is leaving Czech top-flight side Slovan Liberec for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen on a four-year deal, the CTK news agency said on Friday, citing his agent.

The transfer of the 25-year-old Gebre Selassie, who made history as the first black player in the Czech national team last year, will be sealed after a medical at Werder.

Gebre Selassie, who has been capped 14 times, was one of the most impressive Euro 2012 performers for the Czechs, who bowed out in Thursday’s quarter-final, losing 1-0 to Portugal.

“Several teams voiced interest before the departure for Euro and others naturally joined the bidding during the tournament,” said Viktor Kolar from the Sport Invest agency.

“But we were in touch with Werder before Euro and I believe this is the ideal choice for Theo’s future.”

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