Hudson-Odoi made his England debut. The midfielder who came through the youth ranks at Cobham and was born within a bus ride of the club’s Stamford Bridge also became one of the 10 youngest players. Euro 2021 fans can book England Vs Czech Republic Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Hudson-Odoi has long been rated and, true to Gareth Southgate’s England plan, he was part of the England under-17 team to win the World Cup in 2017.  Still, it was a remarkable rise. The teenager was a mere 18 years and 135 days when England took on the Czech Republic on March 22, 2019.

Euro 2021: Encouraging debutants for England
Euro 2021: Encouraging debutants for England

He had also only made 22 appearances for Chelsea, scoring five goals in the process, and becoming the 1,252nd player to turn out for the national team while also being the 8th youngest to do so. Odoi has played twice more since, missing six games through injury or representing under-21s and one where he was on the bench.

He would certainly have been expected to be in the squad for Euro 2021 this summer but now all bets are off as to when that will take place. That it has been moved a year has changed the complexion of the tournament, at least in the eyes of the English press. 

Young players who have not yet nailed down a first-team place at their club could now play their way on to the plane for Southgate’s squad. Phil Foden, Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea teammate Mason Mount, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood have all been mentioned for next summer.

Foden, Hudson-Odoi is 19, and Mount is two years their senior, while Saka and Greenwood are just 18 – and could find themselves making their way on to the youngest player list should international football ever resume. Euro 2021 fans can book England Euro Cup Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Even if this season does not end, which is a distinct possibility as the days pass, there will need to be the next season before the idea of the Euros can become reality. FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani has stated that domestic football is a priority and there may be no international football until 2021.

Euro 2021: Encouraging debutants for England
Euro 2021: Encouraging debutants for England

Making your debut as a youngster is no guarantee of a successful international football career. Some could reasonably argue that no England player has had such a thing since the country won the FIFA World Cup on home soil in 1966. England’s youngest debutant is a case in point.

Theo Walcott was famously called up to Sven-Goran Eriksson’s squad for the 2006 World Cup has only made 13 professional appearances and zero since he had signed for Arsenal. Three weeks after making the squad Walcott made his debut for England against Hungary at Old Trafford, aged 17 years and 74 days. 

He did not play a minute in Germany at the World Cup but would make 47 total appearances for England and is still playing in the English Premier League with Everton. Wayne Rooney is the next youngest England debutant, playing against Australia in 2003 aged 17 years and 110 days.

The teenager moved from Everton to Manchester United. We are offering Euro Cup Tickets so Football fans can getEuro 2021 Tickets through our trusted online ticketing market place. SportTicketExchange.com is the most reliable source to book Euro Cup 2021 tickets.