yes. there was an interview with srebric in sn couple of days ago where he told the tale. his great grandfather was born on brac and then emigrated to argentina in early 20th century (mm's comment: that was probably that 2nd wave of emigration which was started by the famine, disease of the vinegrape and the austrian law which allowed import of cheap italian wine). jakov cvitanic emigrated to agrentina and there they have him recorded as santiago cvitanich.is it 100% that cvitanichs great grandfather is croat and not grandfather ?
i just wanna clear this up.
realistically though banja luka always had serb majority
lol...that's the point, FIFA is now trying to deside this and if that's the case, they you shouldn't see Africans on the German or Polish NT...look at the US NT in the past...they had guys like Roy Weigerle (sp) playing yet, this guy had a choice to play with South Africa, Germany, and the US...South Africa because he as born there, Germany because that's where he lived most of his life...and the USA because he married an American woman...and he chose the US NT...^ Then I guess I'm a self loather
I don't want him playing for Cro but FIFA can't decide this for him. I don't know why they're even trying to make such rulings because it only makes them look foolish.
http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/administration/status_transfer_en_25.pdfIt doesn't make it Serbia though. Janjevo has a Croatian majority, should we say that's Croatia?
Again, once the guy gets croatian citizenship, FIFA can't bar him from playing with the Croatian NT. I mean jeeze, look at the number of Brazillians out there playing for countries such as Croatia, Japan, and Mexico for example....Cvitanich hasn't played a senior game with Argentina and if he's good enough to play with Croatia, then he should play. I just find it to interesting that people here bitch and moan about this guy yet, we have no problem with Eduardo who has ZERO Croatian blood in him.....and I don't want to hear that so and so is just doing it for his career or that so and so really loves Croatia...seriously, do you think if he was good enough to play for Brazil, Eduardo would choose Hrvatska over Brazil? Same can go with Cvitanich and Argentina...yet, people say Eduardo je pravi Hrvat i voli Hrvatsku but Cvitanich is just doing it for himself...all it is, is the veiled hatred for the Diaspora Hrvati.
Those re the rules it seems !
Cvitanich dont have grandparents born in croatia
Cvitanich wasnt live in Croatia 2 years
Therefore he CANT play for Croatia.
Is it clear know?
It does not have anything with Eduardo case cause Eduardo fulfill requirement to play for Croatia.
Eduardo live in Croatia 10 years
Eduardo know Croatian language
Eduardo has Croatian wife and daughter.
He is much more Hrvat than Cvitanich who dont speak a word of Croatian, and all of his ancestors was born in Argentina except his great grandparent. He was never been in Croatia before.
Tell me one reason why he should play in Croatia team before Eduardo?
ill answer for u JureM since shocker is obviously avoinding the question..:smileanirobably brazil as before his injury i think he was at least good enough to make there squad..i think eduardo playing in croatia all those years he probably thought he would never get a shot at playing for brazil..brazil has so much talent they probably never even knew about eduardo..i dont have a problem with him as he as embraced our culture learned our language and even married a croatian..he is the exception and not the norm imo..I didn't ask you that..I asked you that if all things were equal and Brazil called him up at the same time Croatia wanted to call him up, do you think Eduardo would have chosen Croatia or Brazil?