FIFA could act against Qatar, after another Brazilian – Dede – revealed he was planning on switching allegiances to the Gulf state.

Qatar have already persuaded Bundesliga top scorer Ailton to play for them and now Dede is set to join him.

“I don’t care. I’m flying to Qatar on Monday and will sign,” said Dede.

“I finally get a chance to be a national team player. I didn’t get a chance in Brazil, or in Germany either.

“Maybe I will be at the 2006 World Cup with Qatar.”

German coach Rudi Voller questioned the wisdom of FIFA’s recent rule change which has relaxed the rules on playersrepresenting an adopted country.

“The Qatar thing is too extreme,” he said.

“If that works, then you don’t need national teams anymore,” Voller said.

“It can’t be right that a country buys a team, and for example, Qatar pops up at the World Cup with five Frenchmen and five Brazilians.”