Hudson-Odoi ‘rejects World Cup opportunity with Ghana’

Callum Hudson-Odoi has rejected the chance to play at the Qatar World Cup with Ghana, according to the Evening Standard.

The 22 year old on-loan Chelsea star is reportedly holding out for the opportunity to represent England in the future .

Hudson-Odoi who is currently out on loan at Bayer Leverkusen this season is eligible to play for the Black Stars through his Ghanaian parents.

He has made only three senior appearances for his country of birth, England with all three caps earned before he turned 21, which allows him to play for another nation if he wishes..

Although he failed to earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for England, Husdon-Odoi has failed to take up the opportunity of playing at the FIFA World Cup.

The player says he is instead keen on focussing his club football at Leverkusen and will use the six-week break caused by the tournament to work on improving his game ahead of the second half of the season.

The Black Stars are one of five African sides heading to the World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Nigeria in March secured their ticket, with a wealth of Premier League talent representing the nation.

Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and Arsenal’s Thomas Partey are amongst their Premier League contingent, with Ghana drawn alongside Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea in Group H.

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