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England U17 World Cup Squad Announced

Wembley youngsters will head to Mexico in high spirits.

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England have announced the U17 squad for the World Cup taking place in Mexico during June and July.

England have been drawn alongside alongside Canada, Rwanda and Uruguay in Group C, with their first game against the Africans on June 19.

The squad will prepare for the finals with a training camp in Mexico City before heading to their first base in Pachuca.

Head coach John Peacock has named his 21-man group that he hopes can do better than the semi-final appearance they managed in this months European U17 Championship Finals in Serbia.

The majority of players involved in that achievement will now join up again for this trip.

New additions to the squad are goalkeeper Tyrell Bedford, one of six Liverpool players in the squad and Manchester City midfielder George Evans.

Defender Matt Regan returns following missing the Euros through injury and Anfield team-mate Raheem Sterling is named despite leaving the tournament early with an ankle knock.

It’s the second time that England U17s have been to the World Cup at this level, with Peacock taking the squad of 2007 to the quarter-final in Korea.

GOALKEEPERS
Tyrell Belford (Liverpool), Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland).

DEFENDERS
Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic), Adam Jackson(Middlesbrough), Sam Magri (Portsmouth), Brad Smith (Liverpool), Matt Regan (Liverpool).

MIDFIELDERS
Jake Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jack Dunn (Liverpool), George Evans (Manchester City), John Lundstram (Everton), Nick Powell (Crewe Alexandra), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Blair Turgott(West Ham United).

FORWARDS
Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra), Alex Henshall (Manchester City), Hallam Hope (Everton), Adam Morgan (Liverpool), Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City).

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