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Folarin Balogun eligible for USMNT as FIFA approves eligibility change from England

Wednesday May 17, 2023 0:12 am



By Asukwo Kingsley
US,   Sports


Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun has decided to represent USMNT ignoring approaches from England and Nigeria.

Folarin was born in New York to Nigerian parents and was raised in England,  making him eligible to represent the three countries of his choice.


ESPN reports:

"The United States can select Folarin Balogun after the England under-21 forward, who has starred for Ligue 1 side Reims this season, opted to represent the 2026 World Cup co-host.

'FIFA said on Tuesday it approved a request by the U.S. Soccer Federation to change Balogun's national eligibility from England. The 21-year-old New York-born player also was eligible for Nigeria.

"Balogun confirmed the move in a video on his social media accounts using the slogans "I'm coming home" and "Let's make history."

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