Liverpool's Carvalho to stop representing Portugal Under-21s

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Liverpool's Fabio Carvalho has opted to stop representing Portugal at Under-21 level.

Carvalho – who has made 11 Premier League appearances in his first campaign with the Reds, scoring twice – previously played for England at younger age levels.

The attacking midfielder most recently made six appearances for England's Under-18s between 2019 and 2020.

Having not yet played at senior international level, he could pursue a career with the Three Lions after deciding to step back from playing for the country of his birth.

Carvalho had been named in Rui Jorge's Portugal Under-21 squad for upcoming friendlies against the Czech Republic and Japan before the 20-year-old informed the Portuguese Football Federation [FPF] of the move.

A statement from the FPF read: "Fabio Carvalho informed the Portuguese Football Federation, through some SMS messages, that he does not intend to continue representing Portugal at the under-21 level.

"This decision by the player was communicated after the call-up for the preparation games with the Czech Republic and Japan was known."