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Steven Caulker changes his international allegiance to SIERRA LEONE - with the former England international set to participate at AFCON for his adopted side

Steven Caulker has changed his international allegiance to Sierra Leone, nine years after making his solitary appearance for England, FIFA has confirmed.

The former Tottenham defender is eligible for the switch via his grandfather, who comes from the West African country.

Caulker is therefore eligible to participate in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament in the new year for his newly adopted nation.

Ex-Tottenham star Steven Caulker has switched his international allegiance to Sierra Leone
The centre half, 29, may represent his newly adopted country at the 2022 AFCON tournament

Sierra Leone FA president Thomas Daddy Brima told BBC Sport Africa: 'I can confirm that the player's status chamber of Fifa has just cleared Caulker to represent Sierra Leone.