The naturalization of athletes has been an ongoing phenomenon for the past few years. Nations seek out the country where a certain sport flourishes, then begin taking athletes from there and giving them their respective nationality. There are a few rules that govern this move between nationalities, but they do not protect the game from the potential harm it can be exposed to.
What about the fans, who want to see their friends and family on the international stage, instead of random strangers that they’ve only heard about?Krikor Yeretzian
Sergiu Toma (UAE) of United Arab Emirates celebrates. (Reuters)
All that needs to be done is locate the talent, and put some heart into sculpting the player that they wish to have. International teams have been made this way for yearsKrikor Yeretzian