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2755208, the "poaching" goes two ways though
Posted by benny, Thu Jan-13-22 11:29 AM
for example many of the players on Algeria, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon etc were born and bred in France and chose, for various reasons, to play for their parents' country. These decisions are based on a multitude of factors, from the ones you pointed out, to emotional/family ones, or also simply because a player might not be able to get picked for his country of birth's national squad. I feel like it's taking away the player's agency than to say they are getting poached, as if they have no say in the matter. I'd love to have Mahrez on the French squad for example, but he wanted to play for Algeria so that's that, and good for him