0-0 draw with Portugal seals title success.
England 0-0 Portugal
The Algarve Tournament
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Parque Desportivo de Nora, Ferreiras
The England U17 team have won the Algarve Tournament for the second time in three years following a 0-0 draw with Portugal in their final group match, ensuring they top the group on goal difference.
John Peacock’s side came into this match off the back of a 1-1 draw with France and a 3-0 victory over Ukraine. The goalless draw with Portugal means they have won the tournament without losing a game and it has extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in total, dating back to last August.
This success sets England up nicely for their ensuing European Championship Elite Round qualifying campaign which gets underway on 27 March. Burton Albion FC and Northampton Town FC will host England’s matches against Sweden, Malta and Slovakia. The nation finishing top of this group will qualify for the Euro Finals which are to be staged in Liechtenstein in May.England
1 Sam Johnstone (13 Jack Butland, 40), 3 Luke Garbutt, 4 Conor Coady (C), 6 George Thorne (2 David Atkinson, 59), 7 Will Keane (8 Conor Thomas, 69), 9 Benik Afobe (17 John Cofie, 70), 10 Chuks Aneke (18 Saido Berahino, 51), 11 Rob Hall (16 Harry Kane, 51), 12 Jack Robinson, 14 Bruno Pilatos, 15 Andre WisdomSubstitutes not used
5 Nathaniel ChalobahPortugal
1 Andre Pereira, 2 Pedro Almeida, 3 Tiago Ferreira, 4 Tobias Figueiredo, 8 Joao Mario (C), 9 Betinho, 11 Ivan Cavaleiro, 13 Daniel Martins, 15 Andre Gomes, 17 Sancidino Silva, 18 Joao CarlosSubstitutes
5 Rodolfo Simoes, 6 Paulo Jorge, 7 Ricardo Esgaio, 10 Mateus Fonseca, 12 Rafael Veloso, 14 Andre Teixeira, 16 Catarino, 19 Toni Brito Silva, 20 Bruma