Euro 2020: Is Jamal Musiala English and why does he play for Germany, if so?

Jamal Musiala
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Regardless of the outcome of England vs Germany in Euro 2020's round-of-16 showdown, there will be at least one Englishman in the quarter-final. That is because Germany have a player who holds an English passport. 

Jamal Musiala, the 18-year-old Bayern Munich forward, even represented England at a number of youth levels before opting for the land of his birth earlier this year. Musiala was born in Stuttgart to a German mother and a Nigerian-British father, before moving to the England at the age of seven, attending secondary school in Croydon. His dual citizenship means he holds passports for both Germany and the UK. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.