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BREAKING: Nigerians dominated England under-21

The English Football Association announced on Tuesday the England U17s roster for their UEFA U17 Euro elite round qualifiers this week, with Ethan Nwaneri and Trevan Sanusi getting call-ups, bringing the total number of players of Nigerian descent invited to the Young Lions to eight....CONTINUE READING

Four days ago, Arsenal attacking midfielder Nwaneri was not included on the U18 and U19 rosters, fueling speculation that the in-form youngster was set to be named in the U17 squad.

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With an appearance in the elite round of the U17 qualifiers, Newcastle United forward Sanusi would become provisionally cap-tied to England.

Previously, the Magpies youth teamer participated in two friendly matches for England U17s in addition to appearances for the U15 and U16 squads.

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Nwaneri has totaled at least 21 appearances for England U17s and was selected in the Young Lions squad for the 2023 U17 Euro and 2023 Fifa U17 World Cup.

As previously reported, Carney Chukwuemeka, Noni Madueke, Tim Iroegbunam, Nelson Abbey, Jamaldeen Jimoh and Tyrique George have received call-ups to the Young Lions.

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Eight Nigeria-eligible players called up by England

1) Noni Madueke (Chelsea) – U21

2) Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea) – U21

3) Tim Iroegbunam (Aston Villa) – Men’s Elite squad

4) Nelson Abbey (Olympiacos) – Men’s Elite squad

5) Tyrique George (Chelsea) – U18

6) Jamaldeen Jimoh (Aston Villa) – U18

7) Ethan Nwaneri (Arsenal) – U17

8) Trevan Sanusi (Newcastle United) – U17