Re: International Matches Discussion Thread
won MOTM. Oliver Kahn
said: “Tonight there was only one world class player - Szczesny.” "World class from Szczesny. For me, a GK is world class when he saves the unsaveables. And Szczseny managed that."
I wonder when he'll do this for Arsenal?
I think Motta has an Italian parent. He certainly hasn't gotten in through citizenship, as he hasn't been playing in Italy long enough, like how Ledesma got in. Really Motta playing for Italy is no worse than the many Englishmen playing for Scotland/Ireland/Wales, ect. Motta is an Italian name after all.
Lots of Italian's migrated to South America in the last two centuries, quite a few players have a grandparent or two.
They lost Thiago to Spain so it's fair enough. I don't have a problem with it, just like I didn't have a problem when France won the World Cup with Zidane, Thuram, Vieira, Dessaily, etc. Just thought it was strange as he was capped by Brazil.
If a player has only played a friendly they can switch I think, if he'd played a qualifier or cup game he'd be locked to Brazil.