England are returning to Bournemouth as Brian Eastick's U19s prepare to take on Poland on 6 February.
England U19 v Poland U19
International U19 Friendly
7.45pm, 6 February 2007
The Fitness First Stadium at Dean Court, AFC Bournemouth
Ticket Hotline 08700 340380
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Bournemouth will be welcoming England back to the town when an U19 international is held next month, with Coach Brian Eastick preparing his squad for a tough test to qualify for the European Championship in the summer.
England U19s Coach Brian Eastick is expected to select a string of promising players, many of whom have already made an impression in the Premier League and Football League Championship.
Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand, who spent a month on loan at Bournemouth earlier this season, has been a regular in the U19 side this season. Recent squads have also included Everton's James Vaughan, Liverpool duo Paul Anderson and Craig Lindfield, Derby County midfielder Giles Barnes and Fabrice Muamba, currently on loan at Birmingham City from Arsenal.
In their last outing the Young Lions clinched a dramatic last-minute victory over Switzerland with a goal from Everton striker James Vaughan. Adam Hammill and Hogan Ephraim had scored earlier for the home side, playing at Crewe Alexandra, but they were twice pegged back.
It maintained an impressive run of five games without defeat for England U19s, particularly impressive when you consider that Spain, Italy and Holland featured among the opposition.
The international will be a key part of the U19s' preparation for their bid to qualify for this summer's UEFA U19 Championship. England will take on Holland, Russia and the Czech Republic in a qualifying tournament to be held in England in May with the winner of the group securing a place in the Finals in Austria in July.
AFC Bournemouth's Fitness First Stadium at Dean Court attracted a huge crowd of over 9,500 to an U18 international last year and another big attendance is expected for the match against Poland.
AFC Bournemouth Chief Executive Laurence Jones said: "As a club we are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be hosting an U19 international. We hope that the community of Bournemouth will turn out in force to support this fixture as they did for the U18 match last year. There are some very attractive ticket prices and the opportunity to watch some of the country's top young players in action."
Tickets will go on sale for the U19 international on Friday from the Ticket Hotline on 08700 340380. Advance tickets will be priced just £3 for adults (£5 on matchday) and £1 for under-16s and OAPs. Group discounts are available from TheFA.com