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Meet The Only Footballer Who Has Played For 3 Different Countries At 3 World Cup Tournaments

It is no surprise to see players swap national teams, that is to say, a player can play for more than one country.

For instance, Diego Costa has played for both Brazil and Spain, Nacer Chadli for both Morocco and Belgium and Jermaine Jones for both Germany and USA. But the story of Dejan Stankovic is quite not an ordinary one.

At the 1998 FIFA World Cup tournament held in France, Stankovic represented Yugoslavia, finding the back of the net in a 2-2 draw against Germany. They were knocked out of the tournament by Netherlands.

But by 2003, the national football team of Yugoslavia became a thing of the past. And Serbia & Montenegro came into existence instead.

At the 2006 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Germany, Stankovic captained the Serbia & Montenegro side that lost all three groupstage matches to Argentina, Netherlands and Ivory Coast.

In 2010, Stankovic again featured at the World Cup, but this time for Serbia, as Serbia and Montenegro had formally declared independence from each other, and were now two independent nations.

It was also a poor showing as they finished bottom of the group despite beating Germany in one of the matches.

But Stankovic himself has had some memorable moments especially at club level, winning the UCL with Inter in 2010 under Jose Mourinho and also winning Sox Serie A titles (one with Lazio and five with Inter).



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