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The Young Lions will play Iceland at Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park in November

Wednesday 25 Sep 2019
Young Lions midfielder Angel Gomes in action against the Netherlands in September

England MU20s will be in action on home soil again in November, when they host Iceland at Wycombe Wanderers.

The Young Lions will head to Adams Park on Tuesday 19 November 2019 for what will be their last match of 2019.

And Keith Downing’s squad will go into that game on the back of a trip to Portugal the previous week on Thursday 14 November.

Tickets for the game are on sale now, priced at £5 for adults and £1 for concessions with Charter Standard and group bookings also available. Tickets can be purchased online.

The MU20s began their season in September with a draw against the Netherlands in Shrewsbury, before picking up a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in St. Jakob.

It will be the first time a men’s England team have played at Wycombe Wanderers since Downing took an U19 team there to face Bulgaria in October 2016.

Goals from Marcus Edwards and Dujon Sterling sealed a 2-1 win on that occasion, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Tom Davies also featuring in that game.

Prior to that, the men’s U18s faced Poland at the same venue in 2010 and won 3-0 thanks to goals from Jordan Obita, Saido Berahino and George Taft.

That game also saw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first cap at any level with the Three Lions, in a team which also included the likes of Jordan Pickford, Ravel Morrison, Patrick Bamford and Conor Coady.

Wycombe Wanderers chairman Trevor Stroud said: “It’s a real privilege for us to be selected once again to host a prestigious FA fixture, and we look forward to welcoming the players, staff and supporters of both teams to Adams Park to experience a matchday at our proud home.

“We’ve enjoyed some fantastic occasions here in recent years with England youth teams and the Lionesses playing at Adams Park in front of big crowds and I know the Wycombe fans and the local community will be thrilled to come along and watch England’s stars of the future in action.”

Next month, Downing's side will also be on home turf to play Czech Republic at Peterborough United on Monday 14 October.


By Nicholas Veevers