England won their biggest international title in football since 1966 by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the Under-20 World Cup final but not without the help of six players in the squad who are eligible to play for Nigeria.
It was England’s first appearance in the final of a global tournament since their World Cup victory 51 years ago.
Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half goal was enough for victory thanks to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman’s second-half penalty save.
Woodman denied Adalberto Penaranda from the spot after the Malaga forward was fouled by Kyle Walker-Peters.
The England team that beat Venezuela includes Everton’s Ademola Lookman who was approached by the Nigeria Football Federation last month to switch allegiance.
The list also features the Liverpool duo of Ovie Ejaria and Sheyi Ojo.
Ejaria trained with the Nigeria U17 team of 2013 but failed to make the squad for the World Cup proper. He, however, broke into the first team at Liverpool this season after impressing Coach Jurgen Klopp during pre season training.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Josh Onomah was also included while Dominic Solanke, formerly of Chelsea but joining Liverpool on 1st July, and Fikayo Tomori complete the list of Nigerians included in the World Cup winning squad.