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Published 06 October 2021 4 min read
Men's U19

England MU19s 1-3 France

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Nicholas Veevers

Young Lions suffer defeat in their first of three internationals in Spain


England men's under-19s slipped to a 3-1 defeat against France in the first of their three games in Marbella this month.
Ian Foster's team are preparing for next month's UEFA U19 EURO qualifiers in Sweden and came up against a French side doing likewise in this annual friendly tournament.
France took a first-half lead via Ismael Doukoure which they held on to until the break, only for Aston Villa's Aaron Ramsey to level things up midway through the second half.
But a Ronnie Edwards own goal and a late strike from Sepe Elye Wahi turned the game back in the favour of France in what was a well-contested encounter.
The Young Lions will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when they face Mexico in their second game of the tournament.
England: 1 Tobi Oluwayemi (Celtic), 2 Daniel Oyegoke (Brentford), 3 Callum Doyle (Sunderland, loan from Manchester City) 4 Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa), 5 Ronnie Edwards (Peterborough United), 6 Jamal Baptiste (West Ham United), 7 Lewis Dobbin (Everton), 8 Alex Scott (Bristol City), 9 Dane Scarlett (Tottenham Hotspur), 10 Shola Shoretire (Manchester United), 11 Harvey Vale (Chelsea)

Substitutes: 18 Alfie Devine (Tottenham Hotspur) for Shoretire 76, 17 Sam Iling-Junior (Juventus) for Dobbin 72
Substitutes not used: 19 James Balagzi (Liverpool), 15 Will Fish (Stockport County, loan from Manchester United),  16 Luke Chambers (Liverpool), 21 Luke Mbete (Manchester City), 13 Filip Marschall (Aston Villa), 12 CJ Egan Riley (Manchester City), 20 James Norris (Liverpool), 22 Harvey Davies (Liverpool), 14 Charlie Patino (Arsenal)