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England national under-16 football team

England national under-16 football team, also known as England under-16s or England U16(s), represents England in association football at an under-16 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England

England Under-16
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Three Lions/England Schoolboys
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJustin Cochrane
FIFA codeENG
First colours
Second colours

Competition historyEdit

Between 1925 and 2014, the England under-16 team competed in the annual Victory Shield tournament against Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since World War II, England had won the Victory Shield outright thirty-five times and had been joint winners with Scotland eight times, with Wales twice and with both Scotland and Wales twice.[1] However, in April 2015, the Football Association decided to withdraw from the tournament "for the foreseeable future" with the stated aim of replacing it with matches against European and global opposition.[2]

In 2005, the team made their debut in the annual Montaigu Tournament, held in Montaigu, France.[3] England have won the competition three times, in 2008, 2011, and 2015, defeating the hosts France in the final on all three occasions. In 2008 and 2011, England won in a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw,[4][5] while in 2015 they won the final outright by 3–1.[6]

Fixtures & results 2015–16Edit

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Friendly matchesEdit

Tournoi InternationalEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   France 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
2   Japan 3 2 0 1 7 8 −1 6
3   Netherlands 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
4   England 3 0 1 2 5 9 −4 1
Source: FFF

Nike International friendliesEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   England (C) 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7
2   Netherlands 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
3   United States (H) 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
4   Brazil 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 0
Source: US Soccer
(C) Champion; (H) Host.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Victory Shield 2008". The Football Association. 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  2. ^ "England to withdraw from the Victory Shield". The Football Association. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ Wright, James (22 March 2005). "'A tremendous experience'". The Football Association. Retrieved 17 February 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Lions win tournament". The Football Association. 24 March 2008. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Lions capture Montaigu crown". The Football Association. 25 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  6. ^ "England U16s win Montaigu Tournament title in France". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 8 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  7. ^ "England youth fixtures". The Football Association. Retrieved 29 July 2015.

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