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A new player to the national team?

After qualifying to the third round of the world cup qualifiers, Lebanon is looking to strengthen the squad with new players from abroad. Some potential new names are getting close to represent the cedars.

One of those names is Gibran Lajud, Mexican-born goalkeeper. The 27-year-old represented Mexico in the youth teams and in a single friendly with the senior national team.

He started his career at mexican club Club Tijuana in 2014-15 and remained there until the end of 2019-20 after 152 appearances. He joined Club Santos Laguna this season but failed to start in any game.

The only problem that might stand in the way between Lajud and the Cedars is when he acquired his Lebanese ID. He cannot switch FIFA nationalities unless he had dual citizenship before he started his international career. That’s why Jeromino Amiouni couldn’t represent Lebanon a couple of years back.

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