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China naturalized Elkeson, ready to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

China naturalized Elkeson, ready to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

In preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, China has taken over the Brazilian striker Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso.

Chinese media reported that Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso has been granted the nationality. Born in 1989, 29 years old, born in Coelho Neto, Brazil. Elkeson can play well in attacking midfield and striker position.

The newspaper Soho (China) revealed Elkeson Cardoso was targeted by Marcelo Lippi in his plans to attend the Chinese 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Before the information from the press, the original Brazilian striker also expressed his desire to compete and contribute in Chinese shirt colors.

Sohu writes: "Cardoso is one of the best strikers in Super League. Even though he is 29 years old, he can still compete for a peak of another 6 years. At the same time, the striker of Guangzhou will be devoted to Chinese football at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Elkeson Cardoso is the hope that can help us for the second time in the FIFA World Cup ".

China has only had one visit to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea. However, the team with the nickname 'Dragons' lost 3 matches and failed to score any goals against Brazil football, Turkey and Costa Rica.

The Chinese Football Federation aims to bring the national team back to the world football festival after 20 years. Therefore, they constantly naturalized the outstanding foreign players in the Super League, in order to summon China. Elkeson Cardoso is in a very impressive form when scoring 8 goals in 15 games in the 2019 season.