Chelsea stars will take to the international stage this weekend to represent their countries in friendlies and qualifying matches.

Reinstated England captain John Terry will be joined by Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, as the English take on Switzerland for a European Championship qualifying match on June 4. It will be Terry’s second match as captain and his reunion with Rio Ferdinand, after the two patched up their differences over the captain saga at training this week.

English Chelsea players aren’t the only ones facing European qualifying games. Florent Malouda is also playing for France as they face Belarus on June 3, and the winger will then travel with the team to play Ukraine and Poland on June 6 and 9 respectively.


Fernando Torres is heading to America to play for national team Spain agains the USA on June 4, followed by Venezuela away on June 7.

Brazil are playing a friendly against Holland on June 4, followed by Romania on June 7, with both Ramires and David Luiz featuring in the top class squad.

Meanwhile, in the Africa Cup of Nations, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou will play for Ivory Coast on June 5, while Michael Essien will play for Ghana against Congo on June 3, and in a friendly against Korea on June 7.

Petr Cech looks set to play for Czech Republic in the Kirin Cup in Japan. The first match is against Japan on June 1, with Peru also to play in the group.

And youngsters Josh McEachran and Daniel Sturridge are also both getting some international experience, with McEachran playing for England in the Uefa Under 19s European Championship Elite Round, and Sturridge in the Under 21s squad with Ryan Bertrand and Jack Cork.

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