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England to host Brazil, Russia and USA in U17s Tournament

Wednesday 29 Aug 2018
Steve Cooper led England U17s to World Cup glory in 2017

England will host Brazil, Russia and USA in an U17s Tournament in October.

The Young Lions will kick-off their tournament against USA at the Deva Stadium in Chester on Friday 12 October (7pm KO).

Steve Cooper’s side will then host Russia at Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium in Shrewsbury on Sunday 14 October (1pm KO) before playing Brazil in their final game at AFC Telford United’s New Bucks Head Stadium on Tuesday 16 October (7pm KO).

Nantwich Town will host Russia v Brazil on Friday 12 October (7pm KO) and Brazil v USA on Sunday 14 October (5pm KO). USA v Russia will take place at Witton Albion’s Wincham Park on Tuesday 16 October (7pm KO).

Tickets are on sale now, priced £3 for adults and £1 for children via each club’s respective box office.

As the top-ranked team in UEFA’s coefficient, England have received a bye into the elite qualifying round of the 2019 Euros, with those matches taking place in March.

Cooper said: “This will be the first time this group will have played for us in England outside of St. George’s Park, and that stadium environment is so important in their long-term development and experiencing playing in front of big crowds.

“We’ve worked hard over the past five years or so to develop a demanding and thoughtful games programme for this age group and we’ve secured some tough opposition for this tournament.

“We have two teams from outside Europe in Brazil and USA, which is a good opportunity to test ourselves against different styles of play, while Russia will be bringing an U18 side which will be a challenge for us too.

“We’re proud to be playing in different stadiums in the country and showing supporters what this team is about.

“We had some excellent crowds when we hosted last summer’s Euros and I really hope supporters come out to these games as it’s such a boost for the players and really helps benefit their development.”

Fixtures:

Friday 12 October

England v USA (7pm KO)
Deva Stadium, Chester

Russia v Brazil (7pm KO)
The Weaver Stadium, Nantwich

Sunday 14 October

England v Russia (1pm KO)
Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium, Shrewsbury

Brazil v USA (5pm KO)
The Weaver Stadium, Nantwich

Tuesday 16 October

England v Brazil (7pm KO)
New Bucks Head Stadium, Telford

USA v Russia (7pm KO)
Wincham Park, Witton

Ticket info

Chester – Deva Stadium
chesterfc.com or in person at the club box office

Shrewsbury Town – Montgomery Waters Meadows Stadium
eticketing.co.uk/shrewsburytownfc / 01743 273 943 / or in person at the club box office

Nantwich Town – The Weaver Stadium
On-the-day sales only – payment at turnstile (Charter Standard via nantwichtownfc.co.uk)

AFC Telford United – New Bucks Head Stadium
telfordunited.com / 01952 640 064 / or in person at the club box office

Witton Albion – Wincham Park
On-the-day sales only – payment at turnstile (Charter Standard via wittonalbion.com)

By FA Staff