5 Footballers Who 'Switched Nations'

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5 Footballers Who 'Switched Nations'
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With all the talk of Adnan Januzaj debating over which country he is set to represent at international level—despite being born in Belgium and already having turned down numerous call-ups to turn out for the Belgians—he isn't actually the first to have "switched nations" and played for a different country than the one he was born in.

The highly rated 18-year-old has the choice of the likes of Belgium's Diables Rouges, England, Albania and even Kosovo to pick from when the time comes for him to make a decision on international football.

With the likes of England international Jack Wilshere weighing on the debate insisting England should only be "for the English" (via BBC), the Arsenal man might be surprised that there are even a few Englishmen from years gone by who have turned their back on their nation of birth to play for the Three Lions.

Here, Bleacher Report takes a look at five other players who have "done a Januzaj" and represented another country. Got any better ones, or simply disagree with the selection? Leave your comments below.

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