England U19s face September trips to Germany and Croatia

Tuesday 18 Aug 2015
Aidy Boothroyd will be head coach of England U19s this season
England Under-19s will begin their season with an overseas double-header against Germany and Croatia.

The Young Lions will be given a tough test in their first campaign under the charge of head coach Aidy Boothroyd next month, as they prepare for Euro Qualifiers in October.

England U19s' Euro trip

Germany v England
Friday 4 September 2015
BELKAW Arena, Bergisch Gladbach
Croatia v England
Monday 7 September 2015
Sveti Josip Radnik Stadion, Zagreb

They have been drawn alongside Italy, Finland and group hosts FYR Macedonia in the First Qualifying Round as the race to reach next summer’s Euro Finals in Germany.

And England will play their first game in Germany, when they face the Euro hosts at the BELKAW Arena, home of SV Bergisch Gladbach, on Friday 4 September.

From there the squad will travel further east to Zagreb, where they face Croatia at the Sveti Josip Radnik Stadion, home of FC Sesvete on Monday 7 September.

England’s qualifiers take place between 8 and 13 October.

By Nicholas Veevers