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Chelsea Globetrotters - Blues on international duty

With club football now over, attention turns to the international stage with fixtures in the coming days including the conclusion of the inaugural Nations League and Euro 2020 qualifiers. As ever, there are plenty of Chelsea players involved.

Ross Barkley is in the England squad which will be hoping to lift silverware in Portugal this week, while alongside qualifiers for next summer’s European Championships there are also friendly games for those countries preparing for the Gold Cup and Africa Cup of Nations later in June. Here we run you through who is away and what fixtures are taking place...
 

Belgium: Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi - Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Kazakhstan on Saturday and at home to Scotland on Tuesday.

Croatia: Mateo Kovacic - Euro 2020 qualifier at home to Wales on Saturday, then a friendly against Tunisia on Tuesday.

Denmark: Andreas Christensen – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Ireland on Friday and Georgia on Monday.

England: Ross Barkley - UEFA Nations League semi-final against Netherlands on Thursday in Guimaraes, Portugal. The final and third/fourth-place play-off are on Sunday.

France: N’Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma – Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Turkey on Saturday and away to Andorra on Tuesday.

Italy: Jorginho, Emerson Palmieri - Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Greece on Saturday and at home to Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday.

Jamaica: Michael Hector – friendly against USA on Wednesday.

Nigeria: Ola Aina, Kenneth Omeruo – friendly against Zimbabwe on Saturday

Spain: Kepa Arrizabalaga – Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Faroe Islands on Friday and at home to Sweden on Monday.

USA: Matt Miazga – Friendlies at home to Jamaica on Wednesday and Venezuela on Sunday. Christian Pulisic is expected to join up with the squad later this month before the Gold Cup.

Wales: Ethan Ampadu – Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Croatia on Saturday and Hungary on Tuesday.

Some young Blues have been in action for England at the Toulon Tournament in France recently, and later in June the Under-21 European Championships commences with five Chelsea players named in Aidy Boothroyd's squad...

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