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The England U17s squad has been named to face Portugal, Russia and Germany at home

Thursday 02 Nov 2017
The Young Lions will face three games on home soil in November

England U17s will continue their preparations for next summer’s Euro Finals on home soil with games against Portugal, Russia and Germany in November.

Young Lions boss Steve Cooper has picked a 21-man squad for the mini-tournament, which kicks-off on Wednesday 8 November when England face Portugal at Chesterfield FC.

U17 International Tournament
  • 8-14 November 2017
  • Chesterfield, Burton Albion, Rotherham United
  • Tickets: £3/£1.50

They then take on Russia at Burton Albion on Saturday 11 November before the final game with Germany is hosted at Rotherham United’s New York Stadium on Tuesday 14 November.

As host nation of the 2018 Euros, Cooper’s team automatically qualify for the Finals next May and the head coach will be hoping to go one better than last season when the class of 2016-17 impressed throughout the campaign only to lose the Euro Final in Croatia after a penalty shootout against Spain.

But Cooper and his squad made up for that last weekend, beating Spain by 5-2 to lift the U17 World Cup in India.

This season’s new crop of U17s began their campaign in August when they enjoyed victories against Turkey and Scotland at St. George’s Park before a narrow 2-1 defeat against Italy in Kidderminster.

The squad

Goalkeepers
Marcus Dewhurst - Sheffield United
Arthur Okonkwo – Arsenal
Harry Seaden – Southend United

Defenders
Faustino Anjorin - Chelsea
Luis Binks - Tottenham Hotspur
Max Broughton - Bolton Wanderers
Vontae Daley Campbell - Arsenal
Ethan Laird - Manchester United

Midfielders
Elijah Dixon-Bonner - Liverpool
Tommy Doyle - Manchester City
Jimmy Garner - Manchester United
Mason Greenwood - Manchester United
Curtis Jones - Liverpool
Clinton Mola - Chelsea
Tareq Shihab - Brighton & Hove Albion
Louie Sibley – Derby County

Forwards
Arvin Appiah - Nottingham Forest
Bobby Duncan Manchester City
Luis Longstaff - Liverpool
Jack Nolan - Reading
Rayhaan Tulloch - West Bromwich Albion

Tickets for all three games are on sale now and cost £3 for adults, £1.50 for concessions and students (with a valid NUS card). Disabled tickets are full price according to age category, with carer going free. Further details and ticketing links below.

England v Portugal
7pm, Wednesday 8 November
Chesterfield FC
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England v Russia
1pm, Saturday 11 November
Burton Albion FC
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England v Germany
7pm, Tuesday 14 November
Rotherham United FC.
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By Nicholas Veevers