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Callum Hudson-Odoi could make his England debut at the age of 18.

Video of Callum Hudson-Odoi playing school football emerges after England call-up

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Callum Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years.

The winger first came to the public eye when he was a part of England U17s run to the final of the 2017 European Championship.

He was given a place in the team of the tournament for his performances.

He was then part of England U17s triumphant World Cup winning campaign just a few months later.

Hudson-Odoi would then feature in his first game for Chelsea in January 2018 as he came off the bench in a 3-0 FA Cup victory over Newcastle.

The Wandsworth born youngster has since become a squad player for his club side and has so far scored five goals in 23 games.

Despite not having made an appearance for England U21s, his performances have been enough for Gareth Southgate to call him up for England's upcoming games against Czech Republic and Montenegro.

At just 18, he could make his debut for the national team in just a few days.

Callum Hudson-Odoi in action in England training

And, it appears he always had the potential to be an international star.

Footage has emerged of Hudson-Odoi playing for his school at the age of just 14.

He can be seen tormenting opposition players with quite ridiculous skills and pace.

Watch the footage below:

Ask the players he played that day and they will probably tell you they knew Hudson-Odoi was going to be a star.

Hudson-Odoi said earlier this week that his England call-up was a 'dream come true'.

"It’s been a crazy day but getting my first [senior] international call-up is an amazing feeling,’ he said, per the Metro.

"Today has been a very long day for me because I had to travel to Bristol first for the Under-21s and then getting told that I have to come over here to St George’s Park.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has impressed for Chelsea since making his debut last year

"It’s been a crazy experience but I’m delighted to get the call and it’s a nice feeling to be here as well. I thought the [Under-21s] manager (Aidy Boorthroyd) was joking.

"I was shocked and then when I heard that I actually had to go over, I couldn’t believe it. I was delighted.

"It’s a dream come true. Now I’ve got to work hard, enjoy every moment and hopefully make an impact when I get the opportunity."

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Gareth Southgate
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