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Sep 26, 2004
How did Ghorbani end up playing for Azerbaijan? Saw he played 85 minutes in the world cup match against Portugal yesterday?

He is from Mazandaran, sure he has Azeri heritage like lots of Iranians but how is he allowed to get capped by another country without having lived there before?

I didn't know FIFA allowed that.
You don't have to live in a country to be capped by them. You only need to prove ancestry. Even a grandfather/grandmother is permitted by FIFA as proof of ancestry.