• Wednesday, September 18, 2019

China's Naturalization And World Cup

Discussion in 'China & Far East' started by Galactic Penguin SST, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Nationality is a serious matter

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  2. Nationality is like changing cloths

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  1. Galactic Penguin SST

    Galactic Penguin SST FULL MEMBER

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    Naturalised Elkeson makes history with debut China goals

    11 Sep, 2019

    China’s other goals were scored by Jiangsu Suning’s Wu Xi, Espanyol’s Wu Lei and Tianjin Tianhai’s Yang Xu.

    Elkeson and fellow naturalised player Nico Yennaris, the London-born midfielder who is eligible to play for China because of ancestry on his mother’s side, thanked the away fans after the game. They then draped themselves in China flags handed to them by supporters.

    The striker famously carried the China flag when he won the AFC Champions League for the first time with Evergrande in 2013 just after moving to the CSL.

    Yennaris, who made his China debut in June, and Elkeson also became the first naturalised footballers to start a competitive game for China. Despite the policy of naturalisation proving a divisive topic among Chinese fans, the pair are expected to be followed by more newly eligible players.

    Elkeson’s teammate at Chinese Super League leaders, Ricardo Goulart, is expected to be naturalised during the current qualifying campaign, which runs until next June.

    The latest reports in Chinese media suggest that Jiangsu Suning’s Alex Teixiera, a Brazilian who moved to the CSL in 2016, is being considered for naturalisation once he reaches the five-year residency requirement in 2021.

    The forward, who has been linked with a move to English Premier League side Liverpool and Jiangsu Suning’s Italian sister club Inter Milan in the past, has never played for Brazil.

    China’s next game is at home against Guam on October 10 before they travel to the Philippines on October 15. They then meet Syria in Damascus in November in what should be a battle for top spot as they look to secure a second appearance at a World Cup finals.



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  2. kankan326

    kankan326 FULL MEMBER

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    Oppose athlete naturalization. Football is just a game. We can accept bad result.
     
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  3. FairAndUnbiased

    FairAndUnbiased SENIOR MEMBER

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    华入夷则夷,夷入华则华。

    不管他们的出生,只要能为中国做贡献,又有什么不可?中国不是民族国家,是文化国家。我觉得只要他们融入中国社会,接受中国文化,他们就是中国人。