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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is eligible to play for England and Ghana, and has featured in a handful of appearances for the Three Lions.
However, under Fifa’s updated rules on eligibility, Hudson-Odoi will be able to switch allegiance to Ghana in November next year should he not add any more appearances to his current three caps for England.
Hudson-Odoi hinted last month that he may switch to Ghana as he has not been afforded more England opportunities and didn’t make the Euro 2020 squad.
“I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under 15 to under 16 all the way up,” Hudson-Odoi said.
“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was in the country already. It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.”
Netherlands-born Ghana international Edwin Gyasi has now advised the Chelsea winger to follow his heart in deciding his international future.
“I will advise him [Hudson-Odoi] to follow his heart rather than bowing to public pressure at this critical moment in his career,” Gyasi, who decided to play for Ghana in 2017 despite being eligible to represent the Netherlands, told Kasapa FM.
Should Hudson-Odoi wait for his time with England or should he make the switch to the Black Stars of Ghana?