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Published 05 June 2023 2 min read
Men's U18

England MU18s squad named for games in Portugal

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

The Young Lions will play Norway, Australia and Portugal at the International Tournament of Lisbon between 9-13 June

England men's under-18s will round off their season with a trip to Portugal this week for three games at the International Tournament of Lisbon.

The Young Lions will take on Norway, Australia and Portugal and head coach Neil Ryan has named a 23-man squad for the trip.

Their first game will be on Friday 9 June against Norway (11am BST), before they tackle Australia on Sunday 11 June (11am BST) and then the host nation Portugal on Tuesday 13 June (5pm BST).

It will be the final games at MU18 level for this squad group who have played six games over the course of the season, starting last September in Pinatar, Spain before they played three games in Croatia in March.

During the term, they won five games against Netherlands, Faroe Islands, Belgium, Croatia and Switzerland and only suffered one defeat in their second encounter against Belgium in March.

Next season, this year group will form the MU19s squad who will be involved in the UEFA U19 EURO Championship with the first qualifying round for that competition scheduled for October.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Ben Cisse (West Bromwich Albion), True Grant (Manchester City), Jonathan Macaulay (Watford)

Defenders: Benjamin Arthur (Peterborough United), Josh Davidson (Liverpool), James Debayo (Leeds United), Zak Johnson (Sunderland), Ashley Phillips (Blackburn Rovers), Sai Sachdev (Sheffield United), Lino Sousa (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Joseph Bauress (Burnley), Jobe Bellingham (Birmingham City), Jack Hinshelwood (Brighton & Hove Albion), Rio Kyerematen (Tottenham Hotspur), Chibuzo Nwoko (Fulham), David Ozoh (Crystal Palace), Travis Patterson (Aston Villa), Harry Whitwell (West Bromwich Albion)

Forwards: Adrian Blake (Watford), Romain Esse (Millwall), Lemar Gordon (Fulham), Aaron Loupalo-Bi (Fulham), Zach Marsh (Crystal Palace)