137 players compete in the World Cup in Qatar with a country other than the one in which they were born

The Moroccan team, with 14 nationals, is the team that has called the most players of these characteristics for one of the most colorful events in the world.

The Moroccans have four on their team Boy in the Netherlands (Noseir Mezraqi, Sophine Amrabat, Hakim Ziyech, Zakaria Abou Khalil); Three are Belgian-born (Salim Amalallah, Rais Elias and Bilal Al-Khanous), another trio is from France (Amin Harit, Roman Sayess and Sophine Amrabat), two are Spanish (Mounir Mohammadi and Ashraf Hakimi), and one is from Canada (Yassin Bounou). Another from Italy (Walid Cheddar).

After Morocco, Tunisia came on the list with 12 players born outside its borders, followed by Senegal, which also has dozens of football players who were not born in their territory.

Although the majority of players born outside the borders of the country they represent are featured more widely in African and European teams, Americans also have this type of player.

The Canadian team has seven players born abroad: Milan Borgan from Croatia, Sam Adekogbe and Ike Ogbo born in the UK, Ismail Kanye (Ivory Coast), David Waterspoon (Scotland), Alphonso Davies (Ghana) Jonathan David (USA).

The Americans have five soccer players born abroad in their team: Briton Anthony Robinson, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Giovanni Reyna, as well as Dutchman Serginho Dest and Colombian Jesús Ferreira.

Ecuador, for its part, includes the Argentine Hernan Galendez and the Spanish Jeremy Sarmiento, while Uruguay includes its goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, who was born in Buenos Aires.

Another 22 of the 32 teams that will play in the World Cup also have at least one football player who was not born on their soil.

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