Callum Hudson-Odoi could play for Ghana possibly
Callum Hudson-Odoi, an English-born Ghanaian attacker, has declined to say anything about his international future.
The Chelsea player from London has represented England at every level
from U16 to the senior squad, where he made his debut in 2019, although
he has only been able to add three caps since then.
The 21-year-old was left out of Gareth Southgate’s final Three Lions
selection in November after failing to make the Euro 2020 team, raising concerns over his future.
Hudson-Odoi is also eligible for Ghana via his father, and under new FIFA
regulations, any player who has played three or fewer international games before the age of 21 is free to swap allegiances.
The Ghana Football Association has shown an interest in having him visit the nation twice in a year. When Hudson-Odoi first visited Ghana, he met
with President Nana Akufo-Addo, who urged sports officials to look into the potential of Hudson-Odoi switching nationalities to play for Ghana.
Hudson-Odoi was questioned about his international future after Chelsea defeated Palmeiras to win the Club World Cup on Saturday.
When asked whether he will play for England in the World Cup in Qatar, Hudson-Odoi said, “I don’t know.” At the end of the day, we’ll just have to
wait till that moment arrives. At the same time, I need to concentrate on the club until we reach that far.”
Last month, it was reported that Hudson-Odoi would commit his international future to Ghana if former Premier League coach Chris
Hughton was named head coach of the Black Stars.
Hughton met Hudson-father Odoi’s while vacationing in Ghana.
The former Newcastle United and Brighton manager is currently an adviser to the Black Stars technical staff.