Why societal change makes mockery of England’s dual nationality debate | Barney Ronay


Increasing numbers of England players are dual-qualified, requiring a nuanced approach to identity, history and family

What have Declan Rice, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Dele Alli, James Tarkowski and Trent Alexander-Arnold got in common? Aside from carrying the flame of undying hope (until they lose) for Gareth’s brave lions, the answer is that every one of them could have been playing for someone else this weekend.

In almost every case England were the only realistic option on the table, although John Fashanu did make a doomed, shouty attempt to recruit Dele for Nigeria when he was at MK Dons. Either way England’s gain has been a loss, to varying degrees, for the Republic of Ireland, Ghana, Nigeria, Poland and the USA.

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Source: Football News
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