Dos Santos gets Spanish papers
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Mexican international midfielder Giovanni Dos Santos on Wednesday obtained his Spanish nationality, two days after Barcelona teammate Ronaldinho received his passport.

Spanish league sides are only permitted three non-Europeans and the arrival of Dos Santos had caused a brief dilemma for the Catalans, who also have Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon and Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure on their books.

Dos Santos, 18, is son for former Brazilian footballer Zizinho and a FIFA U-17 world champion.