Blues Pair Off To World Cup

by Matthew Judge
@Everton

Everton's Hallam Hope and John Lundstram have been named in the England Under-17 squad for next month's FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

The Young Lions qualified for the competition earlier this month due to their performance at the UEFA European U17 Championship Finals in Serbia, where they reached the semi-final and the vast majority of the players involved in that achievement will now join up again for this trip.

Striker Hope, who was England's top-scorer in Serbia, has been in good form for the Blues Academy side this season, while central midfielder Lundstram has also established himself for Neil Dewsnip's National Under-18 title winners.

The draw for the World Cup took place in Mexico City last week and saw England picked in Group C alongside Canada, Rwanda and Uruguay.

Prior to the start of the competition - England's first game is with Rwanda on 19 June - the squad will prepare with a training camp in Mexico City before heading to their first base in Pachuca.

England squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Tyrell Belford (Liverpool), Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland).

DEFENDERS: Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic), Adam Jackson (Middlesbrough), Sam Magri (Portsmouth), Brad Smith (Liverpool), Matt Regan (Liverpool).

MIDFIELDERS: Jake Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jack Dunn (Liverpool), George Evans (Manchester City), John Lundstram (Everton), Nick Powell (Crewe Alexandra), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Blair Turgott (West Ham United).
 
FORWARDS: Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra), Alex Henshall (Manchester City), Hallam Hope (Everton), Adam Morgan (Liverpool), Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City).

 

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