U-17 WC: England announce 21 member squad

first_imgU17 World Cup U-17 World Cup 2017: England announce 21 member squad Goal Last updated 2 years ago 17:11 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rhian Brewster Callum Hudson-Odoi England U17 Getty Images U17 World Cup England U17 The Young Lions’ boss Steve Cooper has picked his group which will contest in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup at India.. A 21-man group of England will make the trip to India for the biggest competition in youth football, where they will face Mexico, Chile and Iraq in the first round starting at Kolkata. Gaffer Steve Cooper has been able to call upon most of the players who helped England to qualify for the World Cup, after reaching the final of the U-17 European Championship last season. The squad enjoyed two warm-up games in September, drawing with Brazil in Shrewsbury before suffering a 2-1 defeat by South Africa in Leek.Added to that group is Jadon Sancho, who missed the September get-together whilst completing a switch from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has received his first England call-up, who has impressed with his form at Stamford Bridge for their U18s. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Young Lions will travel to India later this week for a pre-World Cup training camp in Mumbai, where they will play a warm-up game with New Zealand on 1st October. After that, they will transfer to their base for the group stages in Kolkata where they open their World Cup campaign against Chile on 8th October. The second game will see them up against Mexico three days later before their final group match with Iraq on 14th October. A detailed guide on Steve Cooper’s young guns can be read here. The 21 member squad is as follows:GOALKEEPERS: Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), Josef Bursik (Stoke City), William Crelin (Fleetwood Town)DEFENDERS: Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), Morgan Gibbs White (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Lewis Gibson (Everton), Marc Guéhi (Chelsea), Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City), Tashan Oakley Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur), Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)MIDFIELDERS: Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Angel Gomes (Manchester United), Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), George McEachran (Chelsea)FORWARDS: Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Philip Foden (Manchester City), Callum Hudson Odoi (Chelsea), Danny Loader (Reading), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)last_img read more

Zidane refutes Real Madrid’s favourites tag

first_imgUEFA Champions League Zidane refutes Real Madrid’s favourites tag in Champions League final Jack Davies 03:02 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) zidane-cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Zinédine Zidane While the bookmakers may put the Blancos top of the betting against Liverpool, a man looking for a hat-trick of European triumphs is not interested Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has argued his side are not favourites for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool.Madrid have won the last two finals and are heavily fancied to make it three titles in a row in Kiev.However, Zidane is reluctant to recognise the fact that many are tipping his side for another win, instead insisting the teams begin the match on a level footing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “People say a lot of things. We know it’s not that way,” he said. “A final is a final. We are not favourites, Liverpool are not favourites.”What we have to do is play a great game. Favourites? In the dressing room, that’s not what we believe.”Zidane is also keen to ensure a third straight final appearance does not lead to complacency in his players, urging them to savour every moment of the dominance in European competition.”We’re just enjoying this moment, enjoying the preparation, enjoying the fact we’re in another final,” he continued. “We’ve already lived many things and perhaps we will live through more of these amazing things or maybe it will never happen again, so we have to make the most of it.”We are humans and us humans are fuelled on emotion and that makes things more beautiful in life.”Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described Zidane’s tactics as a “good kind of chaos” earlier in the day and Zidane acknowledged those comments in his own assessment of how Saturday’s match will pan out.”Football is very simple. There are two teams and you have to understand the way that you can do damage to the other team and control the damage that the other team can do to you,” he said.”So, with your own philosophy of the way you play… we’ve had chaotic moments, tomorrow we’ll have more.”But you have to minimise those moments, keep things tight, but there will be moments when you have to dig deep.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more