Players who changed nationality to play a World Cup
Famous has been the subject of Diego Costa and his decision to defend Spain rather than his native country, Brazil. But cases like the Spanish-Brazilian have occurred in the last two major events of selections, both World 2010 as Euro 2012. In South Africa we had the Franco-Algerians (Boudeboz, Lacen, Bellaïd, Ghedioura, Medjani, Kadir y M'Bolhi), the Franco-Cameroonian (Assou-Ekoto y Bassong), the German-Cameroonian (Choupo-Moting y Matip) and the best-known German-Ghanaian Kevin-Prince Boateng or Argentine Lucas Barrios who ended up playing for Paraguay.
In the last European Championship there were fewer cases, but still the Franco-Polish highlight Perquis, the German-Polish Polanski, the German-Greek Holebas and had the most impact, The McClean Northern Ireland ended defending the neighboring Republic of Ireland. In Colgados for football we present 4 players who have chosen to change his nationality to fulfill the dream of playing a World.
This French-Algerian midfielder has been one of the good news at Tottenham this year, from the arrival to the bench Spurs Tim Sherwood, Bentaleb became a regular of calls but to the injuries of the pivots Spurs, Dembelé there Paulinho, He held fast in the double pivot by the Icelandic Sigurdsson. His good work and his knowledge of Bentaleb Sherwood in the lower Spurs, He made the coach of Tottenham FA to suggest to the call of his young player, but did not meet Bentaleb 5 years of residence in London, so she declined his England call.
This reactivated to France and called the player to a friendly with the U21s, but it was late because Bentaleb had already accepted the Algerian proposal to defend the country of their ancestors. As in South Africa 2010, there are other players who have agreed to defend Algeria to compete in the World, as: Ghoulam, Bath, Taïder and Brahimi.
World champion U20 with Messi, Omen, Zabaleta, Gago or Biglia among others, This native plant of Greater Buenos Aires, debuted his new selection curiously the same day that Diego Costa, in the Spain-Italy who recently played at the Vicente Calderon. He came to Parma this season 10/11, but it has been their good showing this season in the whole Emilia-Romagna, what caught the eye of Prandelli, finally a great-grandfather was Calabrian Paletta which facilitated the procedures for the nationalization of the Italian-Argentine. Also it included in the Italian pre-listed Brazilian Hellas Verona, Romulo also with Italian ancestors.
One of the most promising of the quarry of Bayern München, Guardiola made his debut in the inconsequential match of the group stage of the Champions League against CSKA Moscow. This promising end was born in Tampa (Florida), due to military service who performed his father in his native country, international with German youth teams ended up accepting the call Klinsmann to play a friendly in March this year against Mexico.
Klinsi has used his knowledge of German football to convince other players born on German soil, but yankees background, those players are: Johnson, Chandler, Brooks y Jones. In addition we must also highlight the case of Aron Jóhannsson, Icelandic striker this author 17 this year with goals in the Eredivisie AZ, He accepted the call because Klinsmann was born in Alabama, when his parents were studying at university.
Even he is having debuted with the Swiss national team in a friendly in the year 2012, Besides being a regular in calls for Hitzfeld, Hajrovic decided to defend the country of birth of parents, Bosnia-Herzegovina. From that moment this left-winger became a regular turnover in the onces of Susic, becoming an important goal in Zilina to trace the match against Slovakia. This selection change has also taken him out his little brother, Sead Hajrovic, world champion U17 Switzerland. They have also received recent months the German-Bosnian Kolasinac.
In addition to these there are other players who have changed nationality in recent months:
• Pablo Hernández, Argentina to Chile.
• Milko Albornoz, Sweden to Chile.
• Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro and Giovanni Sio, France to Ivory Coast.
• Mathis Bolly, Norway to Ivory Coast.
• Daniel Davari, from Germany to Iran.
• Victor Moses, from England to Nigeria.
We also noticed Adnan Januzaj's decision accepting the call of Belgium and rejecting Serbia, Turkey, Albania and Inglaterra, leaving him the only possibility to defend Kosovo if ever FIFA is accepted as an official member.