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In the World Cup, 'Nationality' Is a Relative Term

Tolga Ozyurtcu
Board of Contributors
Jun 25, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) watch their national teams square off in the first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow on June 14.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) watch their national teams square off in the first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow on June 14.

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Sports commentators are having a field day with stories of the many athletes who are competing in the FIFA World Cup for countries they weren't born in. As the 1934 tournament illustrates, however, the practice is nothing new. ...

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