04 July 2011
Qatari naturalised players
Vietnam's next opponent is Qatar, host of Asian Cup 2011 and World Cup 2022. It has a population of just 1.6 mil. Moreover, expats form 3/4 of its population. This can tell why Qatari football relies much on naturalization. As can be seen form the list below, Qatar is one of leading nations in the trend of naturalizing players to strengthen its national team.
Lawrence Awuley Quaye
Saad Al Shammari
But wait! Vietnam may have less oil than Qatar but in terms of naturalizing footballers, we are on par. Check our list of 19 Vietnamese naturalized players!