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World Cup squad selected

The England U20s' World Cup squad for Korea has been named by head coach Paul Simpson

Monday 08 May 2017

The England squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea has been named by head coach Paul Simpson.

After a successful campaign this season, which has seen the Young Lions beat nations such as Germany, Netherlands, France and USA in a series of warm-up competitions, Simpson has narrowed down his 21-man squad.

FIFA U20 World Cup
  • 20 May - 11 June 2017
  • Korea Republic
  • Argentina v England: 6.30am, Saturday 20 May
  • England v Guinea: 8am, Tuesday 23 May
  • Korea Republic v England: 12pm, Friday 26 May

And the group meet up at St. George’s Park on Monday afternoon before heading east to Osaka in Japan on Tuesday, where they will spend a six-day training camp ahead of the tournament.

Simpson has been able to call upon the majority of the group who have featured throughout the season, many of who were part of the U19s squad who secured World Cup qualification following their performance at the European Championship Finals last July.

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook and Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry will join the squad in Korea after next weekend's Premier League games.

Meanwhile, Patrick Roberts, Axel Tuanzebe and Izzy Brown have been declared unavailable for the trip due to first-team commitments with Celtic, Manchester United and Huddersfield Town respectively.

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Despite this, the squad retains plenty of international experience with all of the players having been capped at U20 level and below previously over the last few seasons including the European U17 Championship victory in 2014.

England kick-off their World Cup in Group A against Argentina at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Saturday 20 May, before they tackle Guinea at the same venue on Tuesday 23 May.

The final group game comes against host nation Korea Republic in Suwon on Friday 26 May, with the Young Lions hoping to extend their involvement beyond there as the competition heads into the knock-out stages.

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By Nicholas Veevers