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It's one thing to be a big supporter for your own soccer team, but it's a whole different case when you become obsessed with the entire sport. Amazingly, fans like those exist and are growing more in both number and in their degree of obsession. Aside from living, breathing and talking soccer, they collect all the merchandise they can get their hands on. It's those people that have managed to develop their own individual soccer jersey collection. Sure, each soccer-centric shop may have its own wide range of jersey selections available for purchase, but truly dedicated fans put a lot of effort into tracking down even the extremely rare jerseys just to add the shirts to their growing collections. It is not simply a competition between fans, but instead more a hobby, as well as another way of expressing their love for soccer. If you want to have your own soccer jersey museum, there are many ways to do so.
Collections are found both in shops and also compiled in fans' homes. What they all have in common is that they are always up on display. A fan does not usually hide their own collection, and a store will always exhibit their available jerseys. What you have to keep your eye on are the actual stores that will be supplying the jerseys you so desireately want. In order to do this, locate a store that stocks up on jerseys immediately. Such shops may be found in your area or through online searches. Fans' own soccer jersey collections are not there to be envied, instead being mostly used as a basis for comparison.
When forming your own collection, it is ideal to be specific about what you are collecting. Soccer jerseys come in all shapes, sizes and team colors, and you should be sure of the jerseys you want to collect. Are you collecting team jerseys for one league or for many? Are you collecting individual player jerseys, too? Questions like those should be answered before starting your collection, so you will be aware of the estimated costs of your new hobby.
You must also be able to foresee the consequences of starting your own collection. Collecting as a hobby is, in general, quite expensive. People often collect things, believing that later on they will be worth a lot more because of their rarity. However, having a collection of something with values that rise astronomically over time is not a common case, and is definitely not a good reason to begin a collection. If you have funds to spare, and if you believe that collecting jerseys will give you satisfaction, then feel free to go out and start jersey hunting!
Aside from buying the shirts themselves, you must also consider the cost of maintaining them. Shirts can easily become dusty, and therefore must be routinely cleaned and pressed, especially if you want them displayed. By having your own soccer jersey collection, you can match the entire product line of an online store, and compare your own collection to other fans'. It may not mean you will be the biggest soccer fan in the world, but your dedication to the sport will shine.
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If in some cases these players have an emotional connection to the country for which they became naturalized, in other cases that no longer happens.
At a time when it is quite normal for football clubs to field foreign football players, clubs like Athletic Bilbao from Spain and Hrvatski Dragovoljac in Croatia, go against the grain in their insistence on fielding only local players.
However, when it comes to most national teams, the acceptance of foreign players is viewed differently, when they include players that can only be described as nationals in a very loose sense.
Yet this is not a recent trend and in fact the practice had been going on prior to World War II as is the case of the German team that absorbed the best Austrian players and even forced Ernst Wilimowski of Poland into its squad during the occupation of Poland.
Before the 1934 World Cup, Italy naturalized a number of fantastic South Americans of Italian descent, like Demaria, Orsi, Monti, and Guaita who helped the “azzurri” win the World Cup against Czechoslovakia.
Ferenc Puskas became a Spanish citizen after the bloody Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. Spain also gave passports to another Hungarian Ladislav Kubala, as well as the Argentinian national Alfredo Di Stefano who was of Italian descent. More recently, Donato Silva of Brazil represented the Spaniards.
Picking naturalized players for national teams knows no borders.
The World Cup 2010 in South Africa will have many players that were born in one country but chose to represent another. In many cases they came from former colonies, a situation quite common in the French team that won their only world title with the precious help of players born in former French territories.
Would “Les Bleus” have been so successful without great African players like Zinedine Zidane (Algeria), Patrick Vieira (Senegal) or Marcel Desailly (Ghana), Caribbean Islands reinforcements like Lilian Thuram and Thierry Henry (Guadalupe) or Christian Karembeu (New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean) as well as Robert Pires (Portugal) David Trezeguet (Argentina), Youri Djorkaeff and Alain Boghossian, both from Armenia? It looked more like a World XI team that brought the World Cup and European Championships trophy home, to France. Michele Platini one of the best French players of all time was Italian.
Germany soon filled the absence of Klinsmann, Bierhoff and Kirsten when they retired. Players like Rink and Cacao (Brazil), Bobic (Slovenia), Dundee (South Africa), Neuville (Switzerland), Asamoah (Ghana), Mehmet Scholl (Turkey) Kurany (Brazil) as well as Littbarski, Klose and Podolski (from Poland). Poland’s national team has also adopted Emanuel Olisadebe of Nigeria.
Holland started using many fantastic players like Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Ruud Gullit, Patrick Kluivert, Frank Rijkaard, Pierre van Hooijdonk and Aaron Winter just to name some of the best, all from Surinam, a former Dutch colony in South America. Philip Cocu was French but played for the Orange team.
Despite being a recurrent process, FIFA has been battling to reverse the growing trend of naturalized players. Some measures however, have been taken to change things in the right direction.
FIFA has increased from two to five years the time required in which the player must live in a country, before beginning the process of naturalization. There is also the requirement that the player had never represented his nation of origin, including at youth level.