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Toulon squad selected

Five news faces in England squad for this summer's Toulon Tournament in France

Tuesday 16 May 2017

The Young Lions squad for this summer’s Toulon Tournament has been named by head coach Neil Dewsnip.

England will head to the south of France for the annual competition next week with an 18-man squad from a mixture of age groups, ranging from this season’s U18s, U19s and U20s.

Toulon Tournament 2017
  • 29 May - 10 June 2017
  • Angola v England: Monday 29 May, Stade de Lattre, Aubagne
  • Cuba v England: Thursday 1 June, Stade d'Honneur, Salon de Provence
  • Japan v England: Sunday 4 June, Stade de Lattre, Aubagne

And there are five new call-ups for the trip, who will all be hoping to pick up their first England caps at any level during the prestigious tournament, which sees England face Angola, Cuba and Japan in their group stage games.

The new faces in the group include midfielders Ronaldo Vieira from Leeds United, Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes and Sheffield United’s David Brooks, whilst strikers Daniel Kemp from West Ham United and Manchester City’s Luke Bolton join them.

Meanwhile, Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa will also be looking for a debut after injury saw him forced out of the U20s’ trip to France in March.

England will play their first game on 29 May against Angola in Aubagne before the first-ever international meeting with Cuba takes place in Salon de Provence three days later.

The group stage is rounded off on 4 June when England return to Aubagne for their clash with Japan and hopefully progression to the semi-finals.

England head to Toulon aiming to defend the title too, after Gareth Southgate’s Under-21s won the competition last June.

By Nicholas Veevers