In international football, it is very unlikely for a football player to represent different countries at different editions of a tournament. This is very much possible in club football, for example, Clarence Seedorf won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs- Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
Dejan Stankovic is regarded as one of the most respected midfielders in the history of Inter Milan. The former Lazio star won a few trophies during his professional football career. He also has a very good reputation in international football. This is due to the fact that he is the only football star who has represented three different countries at the FIFA World Cup.
Dejan Stankovic, former Lazio and Inter midfielder, spoke about the Scudetto battle in the Italian top flight Championship, but believes the hierarchy must ‘complete the Roma squad’ if they want to to get the most out of Jose Mourinho. He claims the top echelons of the club must reinforce the team if they really want to have a go at the title.
Marco Materazzi says he will forever be grateful to African football legend, Samuel Eto'o for keeping to his personal promise of delivering the prestigious UEFA Champions League (UCL) at Inter Milan of Italy. Eto'o, who had won the UCL at Barcelona of Spain (twice), swapped the Camp Nou club for the Nerazzurri in 2009. At Inter, with big names as Lucio, Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito, Thiago Motta, Walter Samuel, Ivan Cordoba, Wesley Sneijder, Esteban Cambiasso, Dejan Stankovic, Julio Cesar, Maicon, Cristian
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 tournam
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Host nation Paraguay and USA became the first teams to crash out of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup following defeats on day 3 of the tournament. Switzerland defeated their host 7-6 after extra time to send them packing. The Swiss raced into a 4-1 lead before Paraguay produced stunning moments to level the score at 5-5 and force extra time - the tournament’s first. Dejan Stankovic scored a hat-trick including two extra time penalties to ensure Switzerland progress to the next round and Paraguay crash out.