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England CP squad named for July's IFCPF World Cup in Seville

Thursday 27 Jun 2019
The England CP squad, pictured last summer when they qualified for the World Cup

England head to Spain in July for the 2019 IFCPF World Cup, with coach Andy Smith naming his squad for the tournament.

The Para Lions are among 16 nations competing for the title in Seville, after securing their qualification for what is the biggest competition in CP football when they finished fifth in the IFCPFC European Championships last summer.

Smith’s squad will take on opposition from Japan, Germany and Brazil in the group stages, with the top two nations from each of the four groups heading into the quarter final knock-out stages.

They open their tournament against European rivals Germany on Monday 8 July before facing Japan, who were a late replacement for Venezuela in the tournament, on Wednesday 10 July.

The final group game with Brazil is scheduled for Friday 12 July, before the quarter final stages begin across the weekend of 13 and 14 July.

The Para Lions head to Seville on Tuesday 2 July for the World Cup

All games in the competition will be streamed live via the tournament’s official website.

The Squad

Harry Baker
Michael Barker
Matthew Crossen
George Fletcher
Liam Irons
Reegan McMillan
Giles Moore
David Porcher
Matthew Robinson
Martin Sinclair
Dale Smith
Ethan Stone
Karl Townshend
Jordan Twiss

The Nations

Group A: Japan, Germany, England, Brazil

Group B: USA, Ireland, Iran, Finland

Group C: Ukraine, Spain, Australia, Argentina

Group D: Thailand, Russia, Netherlands, Canada

By Nicholas Veevers