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Delap and Doyle heading for U19 EURO finals

Liam Delap and Calum Doyle have been selected to play for England Under-19s at the UEFA U19s EURO finals in Slovakia.

The Young Lions qualified for the finals after coming through two qualifying stages over the course of the season, and a 21-man squad has been named for the trip.

Coach Ian Foster has been able to call upon the majority of the players who helped him reach the last eight of the competition, with Doyle and Delap both vital members of the squad.

Doyle enjoyed a fantastic season-long loan with Sunderland, making 44 appearances as the Black Cats won promotion to the Championship.

He has so far won nine caps at U19 level.

Delap was side-lined for much of last season with injury, but is one of the most prolific strikers at his age level.

He made just three senior appearances for City last season, returning to full fitness towards the end of the campaign.

He will be looking to get valuable minutes under his belt for the tournament in Slovakia after a frustrating year.

England will face three games in their initial group stage, starting against Austria on Sunday evening at the Banska Bystrica Stadium.


After that, Foster’s side face Serbia at the same venue on Wednesday 22 June before their third match against Israel will be staged at the Ziar nad Hronom Stadium on Saturday 25 June.

All three games kick-off at 7pm BST and will be screened in the UK on BBC iPlayer.

The U19 EURO Finals format will see the top two from each group progress into the semi-finals, which take place on 28 June.

With five European slots available at the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia, the semi-finalists will also qualify for that tournament and then the two third-place teams from each group will be involved in a play-off game for the fifth and final spot.

The final will then be held at the Trnava Stadium on 1 July.

England Under-19 squad:

Goalkeepers: Matthew Cox (Brentford), Harvey Davies (Liverpool), Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Chelsea)

Defenders: Luke Chambers (Liverpool), Callum Doyle (Manchester City), Ronnie Edwards (Peterborough United), Bashir Humphreys (Chelsea), Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Arsenal), Daniel Oyegoke (Brentford), Jarell Quansah (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Carney Chukwuemeka (Aston Villa), Alfie Devine (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Borussia Dortmund), Sam Iling-Junior (Juventus), Tim Iroegbunam (Aston Villa), Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa), Alex Scott (Bristol City), Harvey Vale (Chelsea)

Forwards: Liam Delap (Manchester City), Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United), Dane Scarlett (Tottenham Hotspur).

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