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England U17s squad revealed for U17 Euro Finals on home turf

Thursday 03 May 2018
U17s head coach Steve Cooper has picked a 20-man squad for the Euro Finals in England

England’s U17 squad for this month’s Euro Finals on home soil has been named by head coach Steve Cooper.

The Young Lions kick-off the competition on Friday evening when they face Israel at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium.

UEFA European U17 Championship
  • The Finals
  • 4-20 May 2018
  • Venues: Burton Albion, Chesterfield FC, Loughborough University Stadium, St. George's Park, Rotherham United, Walsall FC
  • Tickets from £4/£2
  • All England games live on ITV4

And Cooper has selected his 20-man group for the tournament, which is being held at six different venues across the Midlands and South Yorkshire.

The majority of the squad have featured in Cooper’s team throughout the season, as England have prepared with a series of games against the likes of Brazil, Netherlands, Germany and Portugal since last August.

But there are two new faces in the group as England head into the tournament hoping to go one further than last year when they lost on penalties to Spain in the Final and to repeat the success of 2010 and 2014 when England were crowned U17 champions.

Manchester City defender Nat Ogbeta is named in the squad for the first time this season, having previously played for the Young Lions at U16 level last term and Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is selected for the first time in an England squad.

Steve Cooper took last season's U17s to the Euro Final and won the U17 World Cup title


Following Friday's opening game, England face Italy at Walsall FC at 3pm on Monday 7 May before their final group match against Switzerland takes place at Rotherham United on Thursday 10 May.

Tickets for Friday's game are now limited with the last few tickets available at Chesterfield FC on the night, but tickets for the Italy and Switzerland games are on sale for just £5 for adults and £2.50 for U17s and prices for other games are available from £4 and £2. Find out more on the U17 Euro competition home page.

The squad

Goalkeepers: Luca Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), Marcus Dewhurst (Sheffield United), Adam Desbois (Training GK) (Reading)

Defenders: Ajibola Alese (West Ham United), Dylan Crowe (Ipswich Town), Vontae Daley-Campbell (Arsenal), Ethan Laird (Manchester United), Nat Ogbeta (Manchester City), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Tino Anjorin (Chelsea), Trae Coyle (Arsenal), Matty Daly (Huddersfield Town), Elijah Dixon-Bonner (Liverpool), Tommy Doyle (Manchester City), Jimmy Garner (Manchester United)

Forwards: Xavier Amaechi (Arsenal), Arvin Appiah (Nottingham Forest), Folarin Balogun (Arsenal), Bobby Duncan (Unattached), Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal), Rayhaan Tulloch (West Bromwich Albion)

By FA Staff