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Q: I received a contract to Belarus, without film, only emails with the team manager. I’ve yet to sign being a little skeptical about the whole thing. I’ve never been overseas. Any advice on how to handle this situation?
A: That’s a unique situation. If it’s for real they would need to supply you with a plane ticket, so see if that comes through. I’d be wary of them wanting you to pay for your own flight — not that the team would be fake, just that it would be more of a tryout situation where multiple players may all be coming at once. If you do go there (whether they pay of you do), be sure to have money of your own just in case things aren’t on the up-and-up.