Eye-opening trip for Young Lions
Friday, 17 June, 2011
World Cup squad enjoy tour of Teotihuacan Pyramids ahead of Rwanda game.
by James Marshall in Mexico
England's U17 World Cup squad took time out on Thursday and visited the famous Teotihuacan Pyramids.
The team and backroom staff were treated to a guided tour of the ancient ruins and it gave them a chance to experience the Mexican culture.
Teotihuacan, which means ‘a place where Gods were born’, were constructed around 300AD and are situated 30 miles north east of Mexico City. The two largest pyramids on the ancient ruins are the Pyramid of the Sun (the third largest pyramid in the world) and the Pyramid of the Moon.
It was a great chance for the squad to stretch their legs ahead of their first group game against Rwanda on Sunday, and take in one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mexico.
Liverpool goalkeeper Tyrell Belford said: “It was great for the lads to get out and see something new. The pyramids mean a lot to Mexican people and it was a really interesting experience.”
Manchester City's George Evans added: ”It was a great experience, it’s something I haven't seen before. The lads enjoyed the afternoon out and everyone is now looking forward to the Rwanda game."