Despite his decision yesterday, Jack Grealish will not be selected for England's qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania next month.
The FA are of the view that Grealish's international clearance will not be granted for four to six weeks. They are confident he will be eligible to play in the friendlies against France and Spain in November.
Before he can represent England, Grealish must submit an official request with FIFA, saying that he wishes to switch teams. The FAI will have to confirm that he is not played in either a 'senior' or an 'A' international.
Grealish must also write a letter acknowledging that he understands that this switch of allegiance is 'irreversible'.
In essence, all four English games in late 2015 will be 'friendlies' given that England's place in Euro 2016 is already assured. In a remarkably tame group, they boast an 100% record, winning eight from eight. Their class of opponent thus far has kept expectation under wraps.