Eddie Nketiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi are likely to leave England ahead of the World Cup after deciding to transfer national allegiances to Ghana.

Eddie Nketiah and Callum Hudson-Odoi are apparently on their way out of the England national squad, with the duo expected to transfer allegiances to Ghana ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal and Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea have both represented England at various levels.


Nketiah and Hudson-Odoi were convinced to swap foreign allegiance to the African nation, according to London.

Nketiah has four Premier League goals in his last four outings and has previously represented England at the Under-21 level. With 16 goals at Under-21 level, he owns the record for most goals scored, however he has yet to earn a senior international cap.

Despite Gareth Southgate awarding Hudson Odoi three caps, the striker will be joined by the Chelsea winger.

In September 2020, a FIFA rule change will allow players with no more than three caps to change their allegiance if those caps were earned before they turned 21.

Both men’s prospects of playing in this year’s World Cup in Qatar will improve if they officially switch.

Ghana earned a spot in the tournament and will compete in a group with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.

Callum Hudson-Odoi made his international debut against the Czech Republic in a 5-0 win in 2019, before going on to play against Montenegro and Kosovo later that year.

Last year, he notably turned down the chance to play for England’s Under-21 squad in order to focus on fighting for his spot at Chelsea.

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