Immigration, migration and nationality in the World Cup


What does nationality mean ahead of the 2022 World Cup?

With days before the opening of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, players and teams are still changing countries. Some are even being questioned if the country they are playing for is the country they are from.  What is the history of nationality in football and can it keep up with the global world of today?

In this episode: 

  • Maher Mezahi (@MezahiMaher), African football journalist
  • Jay Harris (@jaydmharris), football journalist at
  • Luis Vidal (​​@LucVidal), football journalist at
  • Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, assistant coach for The Black Stars, Ghana’s national team
  • Enock Muchinjo (@eno_muchinjo), Zimbabwean football journalist

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Amy Walters with Chloe K. Li with our host, Halla Mohieddeen. Ruby Zaman fact-checked this episode. Our production team includes Chloe K. Li, Alexandra Locke, Ashish Malhotra, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, and Ruby Zaman. Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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