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FAI Release Statement Following Declan Rice England Switch

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The FAI have released a statement confirming that Declan Rice will switch his international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England. 

Rice confirmed the news this afternoon via his social media accounts and the FAI have been quick to release a statement.

It reads:

The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that Declan Rice (West Ham United) has opted to purse his international career with England.

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy said: “Declan rang me today and said he has decided to give it a go with England. Good luck to him.”

Rice played three senior international games for Ireland in 2018 having previously represented Ireland at underage level.

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