Declan Rice is free after his switch was supported by Fifa from the Republic of Ireland to begin his England career.

Even the midfielder, who was born with all Irish grandparents in London and three times, have played .

That it left the door open to change allegiance, because they were friendlies.

“Fifa are now able to confirm that the change of institution of Declan Rice from Republic of Ireland to England has been approved,” said a spokesman.

Rice proceeded to produce three senior appearances last year, including matches against France and the United States before the World Cup, after representing Ireland at childhood level.

But, speculation within his international future that was long-term mounted after he turned into a regular under this season.

Rice follows in the footsteps of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, who left the same move in 20-16 to England in stopping the switch.


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