As suggested last night on RoM, Danny Welbeck has been called up to the England squad.
Welbeck could represent Ghana if he wanted because of his parent’s nationality, but so far, as represented England at U-16, U-17, U-18 (2 goals in 2 games), U-19 (2 goals in 8 games) and U-21 level (3 goals in 10 games).
The game against Ghana tonight is a friendly though which means even if Welbeck does play tonight, he can still make the choice over which country to represent permanently.
Earlier this month, his strike partner at Sunderland and Ghana international, Asamoah Gyan, claimed Welbeck may opt to play for the African team.
“I have spoken to him, and I think he might play for Ghana, but I am not really sure of that for now,” he said. “He’s young and he has not made up his mind yet. He says we should give him enough time to think about it, but we all hope he comes as he is such a fantastic young player.”
However, just three days ago, Welbeck indicated that his choice would always be England.
“My mum and dad are from Ghana so I am eligible to play for both countries,” he said. “I spoke briefly to a guy from the Ghana FA when he came to a Sunderland game to watch John Mensah, Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari but that’s all it is. The other lads have been going on about it but I’m very proud to wear the England shirt.”
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