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Revealed: OVER 60 per cent of England’s provisional squad for Euro 2024 are eligible to play for another country

As England prepare for Euro 2024, it has been revealed that just over 60 per cent of Gareth Southgate’s provisional squad for the tournament could have represented another country.

33 players have been named in the provisional squad and 20 of them could have played for another nation, as reported by Sportbible.

Declan Rice is now established as a key player for England but the midfielder made three senior appearances for the Republic of Ireland in 2018.

Jack Grealish, meanwhile, played for the Republic of Ireland at various youth levels before choosing to represent England.

Plenty of other members of Southgate’s squad could have alternatively played for other nations.

Bukayo Saka, Curtis Jones and Eberechi Eze could all have represented Nigeria, while Kyle Walker and Ivan Toney could have played for Jamaica and Marc Guehi was eligible to represent Ivory Coast.

Trent Alexander-Arnold could potentially have played for the USA due to his grandmother moving to New York, where she later married.

Chelsea star Cole Palmer, who has enjoyed an outstanding season, could have played for Saint Kitts and Nevis due to his father’s heritage.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has Gambian heritage and exciting Manchester United prospect Kobbie Mainoo could have chosen to play for Ghana. Ezri Konsa could have elected to represent Portugal, Angola or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bukayo Saka, Curtis Jones and Eberechi Eze could all have represented Nigeria
Cole Palmer, who has enjoyed a superb season, could have played for Saint Kitts and Nevis

ENGLAND PLAYERS WHO COULD HAVE REPRESENTED OTHER COUNTRIES

Joe Gomez – Gambia

Marc Guehi – Ivory Coast

Ezri Konsa – Portugal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola

Harry Maguire – Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland

Jarell Quansah – Scotland, Ghana and Barbados

Kyle Walker – Jamaica

Trent Alexander-Arnold – United States of America

Jude Bellingham – Republic of Ireland

Conor Gallagher – Scotland, Republic of Ireland

Curtis Jones – Nigeria

Kobbie Mainoo – Ghana

Declan Rice – Republic of Ireland

Eberechi Eze – Nigeria

Anthony Gordon – Scotland, Republic of Ireland

Jack Grealish – Republic of Ireland

Harry Kane – Republic of Ireland

James Maddison – Republic of Ireland

Cole Palmer – Saint Kitts and Nevis

Bukayo Saka – Nigeria

Ivan Toney – Jamaica

Harry Kane, Jude Bellingham and James Maddison could all have played for the Republic of Ireland. Harry Maguire could have played for either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Anthony Gordon could have represented the Republic of Ireland or Scotland, which is also the case for Conor Gallagher.

Jarell Quansah, who was named in the England squad for the first time, is still eligible to play for Scotland, Ghana or Barbados.

Report courtesy: Daily Mail UK

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