Declan Rice to receive first England call-up for Euro 2020 Qualifiers

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Rice was on Tuesday named as Ireland's young player of the year, despite having chosen not to play for the country again. Yes, that Declan Rice.

After representing Ireland at youth level, Rice's senior games included facing France and the United States before the 2018 World Cup.

In his statement announcing the decision, he stated that it was an honour to play for Ireland but he is a "proud Englishman".

Although Rice's family were keen for him to continuing playing for Ireland, it is understood others around him argued England was the better career path, particularly as he had been courted by manager Gareth Southgate.

The FAI confirmed this afternoon that Rice is set to win the prize at the "3" FAI International Awards, taking place on Sunday March 17.

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The West Ham midfielder decided in February that his global future lies with England, even though he has Irish grandparents and has already received three Republic of Ireland caps at senior level.

Declan Rice has been named the Republic of Ireland's young player of the year just a few weeks after announcing he was switching his global allegiance to England.

"Declan Rice has since opted to switch his allegiance to England".

"The FAI has completed his worldwide transfer via the Federation Internationale de Football Association protocols and wishes him well in the future", read a statement released by the FAI on Tuesday.

Rice will not be in attendance to receive the award, with the ceremony to be shown live on RTÉ this weekend.

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