England U19s begin the defence of their Euro title next week with a trip to Bulgaria for the first qualifying round.
The Young Lions will face opposition from Iceland, Faroe Islands and the host nation in Stara Zagora, with the top two nations in the group progressing to the Elite Round next March.
- First Qualifying Round
- 8-14 November 2017
- Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
And head coach Paul Simpson has named his squad for the trip, which sees England kick-off the qualifiers against Faroe Islands on Wednesday 8 November at the Trace Arena.
They then face Iceland on Saturday 11 November before their third and final match against Bulgaria at the same venue on Tuesday 14 November.
Simpson’s squad has no lack of Euro experience either, with six players already having an U19 Euro title under their belt after featuring in last season’s finals in Georgia.
Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount, Dujon Sterling, Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Brereton were all part of the group which won the title in July and are still young enough to feature in this season’s competition.
There’s also a first U19s call-up for Jadon Sancho, who was part of the U17 World Cup squad in India last month before he was recalled by Borussia Dortmund after their group stage games.
Last month saw Simpson’s side play two games on the continent in preparation for the trip, narrowly losing against Czech Republic and then sharing a 2-2 draw with Slovakia.
This season's Euro Finals will be held in Finland during July 2018.
Ellery Balcombe - Brentford
Ryan Schofield - Huddersfield Town
Jake Turner - Bolton Wanderers
Trevoh Chalobah - Chelsea
Morgan Feeney - Everton
Reece James – Chelsea
Ryan Sessegnon - Fulham
Dujon Sterling - Chelsea
Japhet Tanganga - Tottenham Hotspur
Josh Tymon - Stoke City
Dennis Adeniran - Everton
Flynn Downes - Ipswich Town
Elliot Embleton - Sunderland
Mason Mount - Vitesse Arnhem (loan from Chelsea)
Marcus Tavernier - Middlesbrough
Joe Willock - Arsenal
Ben Brereton - Nottingham Forest
George Hirst - Sheffield Wednesday
Reiss Nelson - Arsenal
Edward Nketiah - Arsenal
Jadon Sancho - Borussia Dortmund