Youth Teams
Youth Teams

England U19s boss Keith Downing selects an 18-man group for Euro Qualifiers in Wales

Friday 04 Nov 2016

England Under-19s head across the border to North Wales next week as they kick-off their Euro campaign in the First Qualifying Round.

The Young Lions will take on hosts Wales, Luxembourg and Greece, knowing that if they finish in the top two of the four-team group, they will take one step closer to next summer's finals in Georgia by progressing to the Elite Qualifying Round.

UEFA European U19 Championship

First Qualifying Round 
10-15 November 2016 
Rhyl & Bangor, Wales

And head coach Keith Downing has named an 18-man squad for the trip, having enjoyed four warm-up games so far this season with victories against Netherlands, Croatia and Bulgaria and a narrow defeat against Belgium in recent months.

The majority of the group from those fixtures are involved again and there is also a first U19s call-up for Manchester United defender Ro-Shaun Williams.

Downing’s side will kick-off against Luxembourg on Thursday 10 November in Rhyl before facing Wales in Bangor on Saturday 12 November.

England Under-19s boss Keith Downing


England Under-19s boss Keith Downing

The fixtures will conclude on Tuesday 15 November, with the Young Lions tackling Greece back at the Belle Vue venue in Rhyl.

The squad

Goalkeepers: Will Mannion (Hull City), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Jay DaSilva (Chelsea), Darnell Johnson (Leicester City), Easah Suliman (Cheltenham Town, loan from Aston Villa), Ro-Shaun Williams (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Tom Davies (Everton), Adetayo Edun (Fulham), Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea)

Forwards: Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa), Andre Green (Aston Villa), Stephy Mavididi (Arsenal), Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City), Chris Willock (Arsenal)

By Nicholas Veevers