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Published 08 July 2024 3 min read
England Teams

England WU19 squad named for EUROs

Written by:

Beth McHugh

Head Coach John Griffiths announces his selection for the tournament in Lithuania this month

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The 20-strong England squad that will challenge for the 2024 UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship has been named by head coach John Griffiths.
England are one of eight nations bidding to win the prestigious age-group competition, which will be played in Lithuania from Sunday 14 July to Saturday 27 July. The Young Lionesses are in Group A and will first face the hosts Lithuania on the opening day of the tournament, followed by Serbia and then France. England’s three group stage matches will be broadcast live by BBC Sport, with BBC Sport also set to show the semi-finals and the final.
England defender Araya Dennis
England defender Araya Dennis
Sunday 14 July
England v Lithuania
Darius and Girenas Stadium, Kaunas
15:00 BST KO, live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app
Wednesday 17 July
England v Serbia
Marijampolé Stadium, Marijampolé
12:00 BST KO, live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app
Saturday 20 July
England v France
Jonava Stadium, Jonava
16:00 BST KO, live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app
The top two sides from Group A and Group B will progress to the semi-finals and have hopes of lifting the trophy in the final in Kaunas on Saturday 27 July. 
John Griffiths said: "It’s an honour to represent England in a tournament at any level and we’ll be proud to wear the Three Lions in Lithuania. This tournament will be a brilliant experience for our Young Lionesses and a crucial part of their development as they progress through the pathway. We’re determined to give it our all in every game, but it’s just as important we take as much as we can from the experience both on and off the pitch."
England Women Under-19s striker Michelle Agyemang
England Women Under-19s striker Michelle Agyemang

England were last crowned European champions at WU19 level in 2009. Six-time winners Germany, current holders Spain, the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland make up Group B – and Griffiths knows the tournament will present a tough challenge.

He added: "Only the best teams qualify for the finals and we’re relishing the chance to test ourselves against the very best of Europe. The standard across the women’s game is rising at every level and that’s no different with the under-19s. It’s going to be a great challenge and we can’t wait to get started."

The squad

Goalkeepers: Katie Cox (Chelsea), Hannah Poulter (unattached)

Defenders: Brooke Aspin (Chelsea), Ria Bose (unattached), Cerys Brown (Chelsea), Araya Dennis (Tottenham Hotspur), Lucy Newell (Manchester United), Evie Rabjohn (Manchester United), Katie Reid (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Ashanti Akpan (Chelsea), Maddy Earl (Arsenal), Vivienne Lia (Arsenal), Lexi Potter (Chelsea), Louanne Worsey (Birmingham City)

Forwards: Michelle Agyemang (Arsenal), Mia Enderby (Liverpool), Freya Godfrey (Arsenal), Georgia Mullett (Aston Villa), Poppy Pritchard (Manchester City), Katy Watson (Sunderland)