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Published 25 May 2022 4 min read
Men's U18

Young Lions squad set for Croatia tournament

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

A 23-strong England MU18s squad will travel to Zagreb for games with Austria, Wales and Croatia in June

England men’s under-18s will travel to Croatia in June to take part in a four nations tournament in Zagreb.

The Young Lions round-off their campaign with games against Austria, Wales and Croatia in what will be more tournament experience ahead of moving into the MU19s age group and UEFA U19 EURO competition next season.

Head coach Ryan Garry has picked a 23-strong squad for the trip, which kicks-off on Tuesday 7 June when they face Austria at the NK Sesvete Stadium in Zagreb.

They’re at the same venue for their second match against Wales on Friday 10 June, before the tournament concludes on Monday 13 June at the NK Rudes Stadium, also in Zagreb.

The MU18s have played seven games this season, featuring wins over Sweden, Portugal and Russia while they’ve been held to draws by Denmark and Belgium and lost against Netherlands and Norway.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: James Beadle (Brighton & Hove Albion), Tommy Simkin (Stoke City), Joe Whitworth (Crystal Palace)     

Defenders: Harvey Araujo (Fulham), Brodi Hughes (Chelsea), Bradley Ibrahim (Arsenal) *, Ben Nelson (Leicester City), Finley Potter (Sheffield United), Kaden Rodney (Crystal Palace), Thierry Small (Southampton), Zak Sturge (Brighton & Hove Albion), Reuell Walters (Arsenal)           

Midfielders: Oliver Arblaster (Sheffield United), Sammy Braybrooke (Leicester City), George Hall (Birmingham City), Lewis Hall (Chelsea), Charlie Webster (Chelsea), Jack Wells-Morrison (Crystal Palace)

Forwards: Divin Mubama (West Ham United), Michael Olakigbe (Fulham), Kian Pennant (Leicester City), Sonny Perkins (West Ham United), Jude Soonsup-Bell (Chelsea)

* Replaces Rico Lewis (Manchester City)