A victory over Russia would make it six wins from six for England U19s on home soil this season.
England v Russia
International U19 Friendly
7pm, Tuesday 25 March 2008
Stadium:MK, Milton Keynes Dons FC
Ticket Hotline: 01908 622900
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March is turning out to be a massive month for football fans in Milton Keynes!
Not only are MK Dons heading to Wembley for the Football League Trophy Final but England U19s are warming up for their European Championship qualifiers with a friendly against Russia at Stadium:MK on March 25. KO 7pm.
The England senior team may have missed out on this year’s European Championship but the U19s are still in the hunt for a place at their own Euro tournament this summer.
Led by head coach Brian Eastick, the U19s will need to top a group that includes Belarus, Poland and Serbia if they’re to qualify for the July showcase in the Czech Rep.
The likes of Wayne Rooney and Stewart Downing have been capped at U19 level and Eastick is hoping that his current young charges can finish off their warm-up preparations in style: “We’re unbeaten in five games on home soil this season, so it would be nice to make it six at Milton Keynes before leaving for the Euro qualifying round in Eastern Europe.”
England U19s have also been banging home the goals with thumping wins over the likes of Belarus, Romania and Iceland this term but Eastick is wary of the Russian challenge: “They’re a decent side with the same aspirations as us – to make the finals in the Czech Republic.
“It’s going to be a big test but I’m confident that we’ve got the players to keep our unbeaten home run intact.”
Charter Standard clubs can claim up to 50 free tickets while group bookings are just 50p per person for parties of 15 or more. Just download the forms at the top of the page!
Ground admission costs just £3 for adults in advance (£5 on the day) and £1 for concessions.
Tickets for the game will be available by contacting 01908 622900.