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Zaha playing for England under-21s. (©GettyImages)
Zaha playing for England under-21s. (©GettyImages).

Wilfried Zaha | Ivory Coast to England

In a much more recent example of England adopting an internationally-born player, Wilfried Zaha has committed his long term future to the Three Lions despite being raised in the Ivory Coast.

Originally the Manchester United winger had said he was "50-50" as to whether he would represent England or the Ivory Coast.

He made his England debut against Sweden earlier this year but, as it was just an international friendly, he could still switch to The Elephants if he so chooses.

However, after being spotted in football boots embroiled with the English national flag, fans can remain calm.

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