England Under-17s squad named for Algarve Tournament

Friday 15 Jan 2016
England Under-17s line-up to face Germany in November

England Under-17s  are back in action for the first time in 2016 next month when they head to Portugal for the annual Algarve Tournament.

The Young Lions will face opposition from the host nation, Germany and the Netherlands, with three games in five days.

Algarve Tournament

International Friendly Competition
5-9 February 2016
Lagos, Parchal, Bela, Portugal
Click here for fixtures

And head coach Steve Cooper has named a 22-man squad for the trip as they take another step in their preparations for the Euro Elite Qualifying Round games in March.

The majority of the squad which helped Cooper’s side through the First Qualifying Round in October are involved and there are also some new names.

There are five new faces in the group for this trip, in the shape of Hull City defender Josh Tymon, Manchester United striker George Tanner, Ipswich’s Ben Morris, Brentford’s Joshua Bohui and West Brom’s Rahis Nabi.

Cooper’s squad will meet up at St. George’s Park at the end of January before heading to the Algarve the following Tuesday.

Highlights: England U17s 2-1 Germany U17s

Their first game comes against Portugal on Friday 5 February, at the Municipal Stadium Bela Vista in Parchal before they take on Germany at the Municipal Stadium in Lagos two days later.

The final game against the Dutch takes place at the same venue as the first game in Parchal on Tuesday 9 February.

England will then face Turkey, Ukraine and Finland in the Elite Round, which will be held on home soil between 24 and 29 March.

Goalkeepers: Jared Thompson (Chelsea), Nicholas Hayes (Ipswich Town), Adam Parkes (Southampton)

Defenders:  Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), Edward Francis (Manchester City), Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur), Josh Tymon (Hull City), Simranjit Thandi (Leicester City)

Midfielders: Marcus McGuane (Arsenal), Samuel Shashoua (Tottenham Hotspur), Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), Dennis Adeniran (Fulham), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Rahis Nabi (West Bromwich Albion)

Forwards: Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion), Mackenzie Heaney (Newcastle)**, George Tanner (Manchester United), Ben Morris (Ipswich Town), George Hirst* (Sheffield Wednesday), Joshua Bohui (Brentford)

*Replaces Niall Ennis (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
** Replaces Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)
*** Elliot Embleton (Sunderland) replaces Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea),
Mason Mount (Chelsea) withdrawn
Dujon Sterling (Chelsea) withdrawn
Marcus McGuane (Arsenal) withdrawn

By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels