Bojan to make Serbia switch

Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic is set to switch nationalities and make himself available for Serbia instead of Spain.

The 26-year-old's only international appearance came eight years ago when he appeared as a substitute for Spain in a World Cup qualification match against Armenia, replacing Santi Cazorla in a 4-0 win in the 55th minute but is now set to switch nationalities, report Calciomercato.

The playmaker is eligible for the Serbian national team due to his father, who is from the Balkan nation.

Earlier in 2008, Bojan had rejected a call-up to Serbia on the grounds that Spain was his country of birth and was the only national team he was interested in playing for, although he requested not to be selected for Spain's Euro 2008 squad on the grounds of fatigue.

Bojan had initially been including in the Spanish squad to play France in February 2008, where if selected he would have become the youngest ever Spanish international at 17 years, 5 months and 9 days, but he ended up withdrawing from the squad due to illness.

The case for his international switch is now awaiting FIFA clearance.

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