Chelsea quartet earn international call-ups for delayed European Championships

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National squads for this summer’s European Championships are beginning to be announced and four Chelsea players will be heading away with their countries this summer.

At the end of an arduous and gruelling campaign, German trio Antonio Rudiger, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz will all be joining up with Die Mannschaft for what will be coach Joachim Low’s last tournament in charge.

Germany will take on France, Portugal and Hungary in the group stages of the competition.

Also at the club, Billy Gilmour has been announced the senior Scotland squad for their campaign this summer at the same competition. It is his very first call up and joins Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull in the the squad for the first time.

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It will be the Scots’ first major competition appearance in 21 years, earning their place in through the play-offs as they beat Serbia in the do or die clash.

Scotland will be facing England, Czech Republic and Croatia in the group stages.

The 26-man squad is due to fly out to Spain for a training camp next week though Gilmour won’t be with them as he is set to remain with Chelsea to prepare for the Champions League final against Manchester City, which will take a place a couple of days after the international squad fly out.

The competition was due to be held last summer but with the coronavirus pandemic still gripping the globe, it was decided that the tournament would be pushed back a year.

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Some of the stadiums that are set to host matches this summer for the Championships, which is being played across the continet, include:

  • Wembley Stadium – London, England
  • Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany
  • Stadio Olimpico – Rome, Italy
  • Olympic Stadium – Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Arena Nationala – Bucharest, Romania
  • Johan Cruyff Arena – Amsterdam, Holland
  • Estadio de la Cartuja – Sevilla, Spain
  • Puskas Arena – Budapest, Hungary
  • Hampden Park – Glasgow, Scotland
  • Parken Stadium – Copenhagen, Denmark

However, with the Covid-19 pandemic still very much ongoing, some cities may well lose out on hosting games if the virus is not depressed or under control in the country.

Source by Football London

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