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The football season is on break as leagues in many parts of the world are having their summer break. But is there really a break from football?

International football is on, and a number of Chelsea players have been called upon to represent their national teams in the ongoing friendly games and World Cup qualifying matches.

Our Brazilian duo David Luiz and Willian were invited for Brazil’s friendlies against Argentina on Friday and Australia next Tuesday. Both games to be held in Australia.

Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi were called up for Belgium’s friendly at home to Czech Republic tonight (Monday), World Cup qualifier away against Estonia on Friday. Eden Hazard will miss those games due to the ankle injury he sustained in training last night.

Bertrand Traore who just ended a good season on loan to Ajax, will feature in Burkina Faso’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Angola on Saturday.

Gary Cahill will feature for England in their World Cup qualifier away to Scotland on Saturday and friendly away against France next Tuesday.

N’Golo Kante and Kurt Zouma were called up for France World Cup qualifing games away to Sweden on Friday and friendly at home against England next Tuesday.

Nemanja Matic will feature in Serbia’s World Cup qualifier at home to Wales on Sunday.

Ola Aina could officially make his Nigeria debut if he features in Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier against South Africa on Saturday. Ola Aina and Kenneth Omeruo were both invited for the game.

Three Chelsea stars Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro and Diego Costa were invited for Spain’s friendly game at home to Colombia on Wednesday and their World Cup qualifier away to Macedonia on Sunday.

Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen who enjoyed a successful loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach will feature in Denmark’s friendly at home to Germany tomorrow and World Cup qualifier away to Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Tomas Kalas, who ended the season on loan to Fulham was invited for Czech Republic’s Fyriendly away to Belgium tonight and World Cup qualifier away to Norway on Saturday.

All the best Blues. Keep the Blue flag flying high.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.