England will face Portugal, Italy and Israel in a four team friendly tournament later this month.
The FA International Tournament
27-31 August 2008
Rushden & Diamonds FC, Peterborough United FC, Northampton Town FC and Cambridge City FC
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International football is heading to Anglia this month with Peterborough United, Rushden & Diamonds and Northampton Town all hosting England U17 fixtures.
The three games are part of a four team friendly tournament which will also feature Italy, Portugal and Israel.
Following last week's Nordic Tournament, the Young Lions will now be continuing their preparations on home soil, ahead of October's qualifying round for the UEFA European U17 Championship.
Rushden's Nene Park hosts England's opening game against Portugal on 27 August while Peterborough's London Road ground will see the Three Lions play Israel on 29 August.
The tournament concludes at Northampton Town's Sixfields stadium against Italy on 31 August.
Non-England matches will take place at Cambridge City as well as Northampton Town.
Managing England U17s will be John Peacock, who is looking forward to seeing his squad in match action after seeing some of the players in action in Sweden last week, where the Young Lions finished in fourth place.
"The tournament is a nice start to the season and gives the players some match experience at a new age group," said Peacock.
"It will obviously be a learning curve for everyone involved but that's what these tournaments are all about."
England U17s begin their European Championship qualifying campaign in Spain this October and Peacock sees the August tournament as a decent dress rehersal: "Italy and Portugal have a history of producing good teams at youth level, so they'll be a great test.
"Israel will provide a different kind of opposition. They'll be strong and competitive so it will be a good mix of games."Ticket information
England v Portugal
7pm, Wednesday 27 August, 2008
Nene Park, Rushden & Diamonds FC
England v Israel
7pm, Friday 29 August, 2008
London Road, Peterborough United FCEngland v Italy
3pm, Sunday 31 August, 2008
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton Town FC
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