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FIFA World Cup 2018: Chelsea's Tammy Abraham denies switching allegiance to Nigeria, commits to England

London: England under-21 striker Tammy Abraham has denied reports he is set to switch international allegiance to Nigeria in a bid to feature in next year’s World Cup.

 FIFA World Cup 2018: Chelseas Tammy Abraham denies switching allegiance to Nigeria, commits to England

File image of Tammy Abraham. Reuters

According to British media reports, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have been keen on recruiting London-born Abraham, who remains eligible for the African nation through his parents.

”I have informed the FA that I remain available for selection for England,“ Swansea player Abraham said in a statement. ”Contrary to reports in the media I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my national team allegiance.

“I can confirm I met the president of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday given he is a friend of my father.”

Chelsea’s Abraham, 19, is currently on a season-long loan at Swansea City seeking regular first-team opportunities.

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Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 17:22:14 IST

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