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England U20s to face Italy at AFC Fylde and Germany in Colchester

Tuesday 28 Aug 2018
Paul Simpson led England U20s to World Cup glory in 2017

England U20s will play two home internationals this autumn as they look to test themselves against some of the best sides in Europe.

Paul Simpson’s side will face Italy at AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm stadium on Thursday 11 October (7pm KO).

The Young Lions will then take on Germany at the Jobserve Community Stadium in Colchester on Monday 19 November (7pm KO).

England v Italy
  • A Men's U20 International
  • 7pm, Thursday 11 October
  • Mill Farm, AFC Fylde
Tickets for both fixtures are on sale now, priced £3 for adults and £1 for children.

England will also play Switzerland at St. George’s Park in an invite-only fixture on Thursday 6 September, before facing Netherlands away (on Monday 10 September).

Simpson said: “I am delighted to be able to take our U20s on the road to play these stadium games.

“Italy and Germany will provide our players with a real stern test as we look to continue the good work of last season’s U20s in the European elite league fixtures.

England v Germany
  • A Men's U20 International
  • 7pm, Monday 19 November
  • Jobserve Community Stadium, Colchester
“AFC Fylde and Colchester United will provide us with excellent stadiums to host these games and hopefully we can get an enthusiastic atmosphere for the players as they continue their international development.

“Our long-term aim for this group of players is for them to progress to the Under-21s and senior teams, and that is the challenge for the season for all of the players we will be selecting.”

AFC Fylde chairman David Haythornthwaite said: “Everyone at the club is very excited about this tremendous opportunity to showcase our facilities. This would have been unthinkable five years ago and shows how far we as a club have come.

“I am extremely proud that The FA has chosen us to host this game and can assure everyone concerned we will do everything in our power to ensure a successful  game both off and on the pitch.

AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm stadium

“We look forward to welcoming everyone associated with the English and Italian FAs to Mill Farm on 11 October.”

Tim Waddington, general manager at Colchester United, said: “We are delighted to once again be welcoming The FA and an England side to our home venue in Colchester.

“In little over ten years, we’ve been honoured to have an international fixture on seven occasions and we look forward once again to welcoming the best of this country’s young footballing talent.

“These games are a fantastic opportunity to show what we offer at Colchester United, and we look forward to having another big crowd for the match in November.”

Tickets for England v Italy can be purchased via, by calling 01772 682 593 or in person at the club ticket office.

Tickets for England v Germany can be purchased via, by calling 01206 755 161 or in person at the club ticket office.

By FA Staff