London — Ivory Coast says Crystal Palace winger Wilfried
Zaha, who played two friendlies for England, has decided to switch international
football allegiance to the west African nation.
The announcement comes ahead of the African Cup of Nations,
which is being played in the middle of the Premier League season in January.
The 24-year-old Zaha played for England in 2012 and 2013 but
because neither match was a competitive fixture, the Abidjan-born player can
turn out for Ivory Coast. Zaha moved to London at the age of four with his
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Ivory Coast's football federation said on its website that
Zaha signed the forms on Sunday to change his sporting nationality and they're
being sent to FIFA. Zaha was pictured with Ivory Coast coach Michel Dussuyer
and federation president Sidy.For
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