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Musiala opts for Germany over England

  • Published at 06:39 pm February 24th, 2021
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Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala celebrates scoring against Lazio during their UCL last 16 first leg in Rome Tuesday Reuters

The hugely talented Musiala has represented both Germany and England at youth level but said a chat with Loew helped swing the decision in Germany's favor

Bayern Munich's teenager Jamal Musiala has decided to play in the future for the German national team instead of England after a talk with Germany coach Joachim Loew, the attacking midfielder said Wednesday.

The 17-year old became the youngest English scorer in the Champions League when he netted for Bayern in Tuesday's 4-1 last 16 first leg win over Lazio in Rome.

Hours later he announced his decision to play for Germany.

The Stuttgart-born Musiala played almost his entire youth career at Chelsea from 2011 before joining Bayern in 2019 and thus was eligible to also play for England.

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Posted by Sports Tribune on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

He has also represented both German and England at national youth level but said a chat with coach Loew helped swing the decision in Germany's favor.

He said Germany team director Oliver Bierhoff had also been present.

Germany have advanced to this year's European Championship with Munich one of the host cities of the Europe-wide tournament.

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