FIFA, the governing body for world football, has cleared Brazilian-born Dinamo Zagreb striker Jorge Sammir Cruz Campos to play for Croatia on the international stage. The 24 year-old moved to Croatia in 2006 at the age of 19 to play for Dinamo Zagreb on loan from Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense. He was later bought by the current Croatian champions and has scored 68 goals in 292 appearances since.
Sammir holds a Croatian passport but has absolutely no connection to Croatian bloodline or heritage. The man is clearly Brazilian but not talentd enough to make the Brazilian national team. CroatianSports.com does not support Sammir playing for the repka and hopes that Slaven Bilić keeps him off the squad during his tenure. Unlike Eduardo, Croatia’s adopted son, who moved to Croatia at the young age of 15 and eventually married a Croatian woman and has Croatian children, Sammir is only looking to play international football.
Croatian fans in Split talk about Sammir playing for Croatia in the summer of 2011