In full XXI centuryGlobalization has been responsible for mixing multiple roots and that of course has affected the making of national teams, because although they are not yet a majority, many footballers have the legal capacity to represent two, three or even four different teams.
Common in France, Portugal and even in the Balkan Peninsula, this characteristic does not escape the American continent and in the Concacaf you can find several examples, because beyond those that happens with Guyana, Martinique and the islands with dual nationality, there are other players of international weight who could have chosen to play in a national team. Europe.
Here are the five most notable examples that would have changed the course of the next gold Cup.
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One of the best known cases is that of the right-hand side of FC Barcelona, Sergiño Dest, who works with the US team from the lower categories.
Despite the fact that his selection is the North American, Sergiño was born in the Netherlands and his mother is also Dutch, but he had the possibility to choose which team to represent thanks to his father’s American nationality.
Jonathan Dos Santos will play for Mexico in the Gold Cup, but his future could be very different if the midfielder had decided to represent Spain in his early days as a professional.
His father is Brazilian, his mother Mexican and he was born in Aztec territory, but from the age of 12 to 20 he lived in Spain, which is why he acquired European nationality very early. He even had the opportunity to choose a youth team thanks to his performance at Barça B, but he chose his Mexican roots.
One of the most curious cases is that of Giovanni Reyna, the United States striker who plays in the Borussia Dortmund, because he had the choice to play even with four different selections.
Try was born in Sunderland, England, but his parents are americans, so there were already your two main options to choose from; however, he could also choose to represent Argentina O Portugal, due to the nationalities of his grandparents.
The ‘Choco’ Lozano He is another of the footballers who could belong to a European team, although his call seemed very difficult, and not because of quality, but because he got it too late.
Born and raised in Honduras, the player of the Cádiz he left very young to Spain, where he played in the lower divisions of Valencia, Barcelona, Alcoyano and Tenerife, until he obtained his Spanish passport.
Although it was very far from happening, Christian Pulisic has the nationality Croatian, Besides the AmericanThis is due to the nationality of his paternal grandfather, from whom he inherited the surname until today.
‘Captain America‘was born and raised in Pennsylvania, United States, and although he lived for a brief period in England, the Chelsea striker is completely identified with the United States, where his parents are from.
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