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We are now set for the first international break of the year, and it’s the most peculiar break in football’s history, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Clubs will be keen to have their players back in good health, not only physically but Covid free as well, and the quarantine rule has also made it all the more tricky.
Check out the full list of Chelsea players who were called up for international duty
In-form Mateo Kovacic by Croatia as they aim to beat Slovenia tonight. The Croat will be keen on sealing a place in the World Cup, as they follow the Slovenia clash with back-to-back home matches against Cyprus on Saturday and Malta next Tuesday.
Chelsea have three representatives in the England squad – with Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell and Reece James called up for the World Cup qualifying games against San Marino, Poland and Albania.
Hakim Ziyech was also called up to Morocco’s squad for their final two games of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations, against Mauritania and Burundi. Morocco just need a point to seal qualification.
Jorginho is out injured and wasn’t called up for the Azzurri squad. Emerson however made the Italian team who begin their qualifying campaign at home against Northern Ireland on Thursday. Next up are trips to Bulgaria on Sunday and Lithuania next Wednesday.
For France, Olivier Giroud, N’Golo Kante and Kurt Zouma are part of the squad invited for games against Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Bosnia.
Andreas Christensen was called for Denmark’s qualifying games against Israel, MoldoMoldov Austria.
German trio Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Antonio Rudiger were called up for games against Iceland, Romania and North Macedonia.
American star Christian Pulisic and also Chelsea loanee Matt Miazga were called up for America’s back-to-back friendly games that will be hosted in Europe. The USA face Jamaica in the Austrian capital Vienna on Thursday before an away game against Northern Ireland.
Callum Hudson-Odoi joined the England U21 squad, as well as Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi to compete in the finals of the European Under-21 Championship.
Below are the names of players missing out from the squad, either through injury or just weren’t invited:
Edouard Mendy (Senegal)
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain)
Thiago Silva (Brazil)
Tammy Abraham (England)