England is an incredibly multicultural country. The nation’s team includes players with roots from places like Jamaica, Ghana and Ireland. This also means that many homegrown footballers who are eligible to represent the Three Lions also have the choice to play for other countries. With the chance to play at Wembley Stadium and to be part of a team with such a rich footballing history often edges those with the dilemma towards representing England. However, this is not always the case with some not being offered the chance to turn out for the country they grew up in or declining it in favour of the nation that their roots stem from.
This audio piece looks at Yannick Bolasie who plays for DR Congo, Guyana captain Sam Cox and Billy Ions who could be eligible to represent Finland by the end of the year:
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