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Published 26 May 2024 2 min read
England Para Teams

Report: England men's deaf 4-0 Germany

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

The Para Lions reach Deaf EURO quarter-final after victory on Sunday

The England men's deaf team stormed into the quarter-final of the Deaf EUROs after a 4-0 win over Germany in Antalya on Sunday afternoon.

Following group stage victories over Wales, Greece and Scotland in their first three games, the Para Lions completed a perfect record in their group stage to set up a clash with tournament hosts Turkiye on Tuesday morning.

A second-half flurry of goals from Will Palmer and Henry Bowe along with a brace from Byron Down secured the victory for the squad led by Sam Sharman, Will Perkins and Tony Elliott.

After a first half which finished all square, England edged ahead in the 50th minute when Palmer latched onto a clever pass into the box from Hashim Mahmood before finishing well with a low shot into the corner.

Within two minutes, England doubled their advantage when Down collected the ball in a crowded box before turning and firing home a left-footer to put his team in control.

And it was 3-0 in the 58th minute when Down beat the German goalkeeper to a ball in the box before tucking a low shot home to make it three goals in the space of ten minutes.

Bowe completed the scoring in the 84th minute, following a pass from Palmer into his pathway just outside the area. He took the ball in his stride before hitting an angled low shot into the goal.

England will now play Turkiye at the Calista Sport venue in Antalya at 8.30am BST on Tuesday morning.