European Under-21 Championships

Changing the stereotype of Nordic football

June 29, 2009
By Egan Richardson
(Archive)
One of the most striking things about the Under-21 European Championships has been the number of players with roots in different countries.

From Fabrice Muamba, who fled the war in the Congo to become England's anchorman, through Askhan Dejagah, whose Iranian heritage caused difficulties in his international career with the German U21s when he dropped out of a game against Israel for fear of the implications for his family and right to visit Iran, to Emir Bajrami, who dealt admirably ...

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