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Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista open to playing for Spain

Valencia centre-back Gabriel Paulista has opened the door to playing for Spain.

Gabriel has never made an appearance for the Brazilian national team and, although his preference is to still represent the Selecao, he is open to playing for Spain.

"If I don't get any opportunities from Brazil, I'd open the door to playing for the Spanish national team," Gabriel told Esporte Interativo.

"If Spain gives me that opportunity, I'd accept it with a lot of respect.

"I will continue to be Brazilian; if I take that decision [to represent Spain], everyone knows why.

"I am playing really well and there's not been a call from Brazil.

"If the opportunity arises to play at the next Euros [for Spain], I will accept it."

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