Arsenal striker Folarin Balogan made the decision shortly after with his family to switch from England to the United States, the country of his birth. Wang will play in the World Cup for the first time in 2026 when it is co-hosted by the US.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balokan, who is currently on loan at French Ligue 1 side Reims. Admits he is “very proud and honored” to serve in the United States national team . Confirmation is a simple and correct decision with his family. After the International Football Federation ( FIFA) approved him to change his nationality from England to the American UFABET team .
The 21-year-old was born in New York , USA , and moved to England at the age of two , where he represented his national team in both countries, including Nigeria . Where his parents were born. He has previously played for the United States U-18 youth team and the U-21 roaring lions. But has never played for the Three Lions first team. Which according to FIFA rules allow players to change their nationality first. Will play for the full senior national team
“My decision to represent the United States. come with my family We decided that It would be the right thing for me to represent the country I was born in,” Balogun said. “In the end it turned out to be something simple, but of course, something I wanted to do and feel at home here. Representing the United States of America means more than anyone else realizes. I am very proud and honored to have this opportunity. And I want to give everything I have to make our team successful.”
A product from the Gunners youth system spent last season. By going to play on loan with Middlesbroug. A club in the English Championship League, scored 3 goals in 18 matches in the league from the start of 9 games this season. Hot form, beaten 19 goals from 34 league games in the perfume country. But if including all items, 20 goals from 36 matches have been scored
Balogan also hopes he can step up into the US squad ahead of the 2026 World Cup, hosted with Mexico and Canada . To play in the World Cup with the United States is crazy, to host and my first World Cup. everything fits together And some things should be like that.