Do national selections must summon the nationalized?
Diego Costa will debut next Wednesday with Spain. The athletic player will become the 40th footballer not born in Spain to defend the colors of La Roja. An expected event but that raises a debate that José Mourinho has revived from London this weekend with a resounding and forceful sentence: “When one day I'm the national coach, I'll only take players who were born in my country.. That is sure. Or if they were not born in my country, that their parents have a great connection with the country”.
In line with that statement, that is what we are considering today: Should the national teams summon the nationalized? Although at first the question is not simple, what is clear is that every day there are many who raise their voices in one direction or another. Thus, we highlight some of the reasons that serve to position oneself in one point of view or another:
– In favor of nationalizations:
- Allows a country to have a player who has lived in a certain state and has developed his life there even though he was born in another place. If it were forbidden to count unborn, they imagine Rossi outside of Italy or Thiago outside of Spain for the simple fact of having been born in another place. They are as Italian or Spanish as anyone else.
- Having naturalized citizens allows the integration of foreigners in a country, to give a feeling of tolerant state. further, in many cases, It is the best way to enhance yourself in sports.
– Against the nationalizations:
- Misvirtuality of the competition. A massive presence of nationalized nationals can distort a national team. Who does not remember that French team of the World Cup 1998 composed of players mostly not born in mainland France? There have been many teams that have taken advantage of this possibility to become stronger. Even, in other sports, like athletics, nationalizations have been bought, something does seem certainly questionable.
Today, most national teams have nationalized. Only Argentina and Brazil prefer to have local players born in their countries. Exceptions for a thorny topic and that offers a lot of opinion about it.