England national under-20 football team

England national under-20 football team, also known as England Under-20s or England U20(s), represents England in association football at an under-20 age level and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

England Under-20
Nickname(s)The Three Lions
AssociationThe Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachPaul Simpson
FIFA codeENG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1981)
Best resultChampions, 2017

England were the previous reigning champions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, after defeating Venezuela in the final of the 2017 tournament.[1] Since the 2017–18 season, England contest the Under 20 Elite League.

The team is currently coached by Paul Simpson.[2]

Fixtures and resultsEdit

2017–18 Under 20 Elite LeagueEdit

31 August 2017 England  3–0  NetherlandsNew Bucks Head, Telford
20:00 Edwards   27'
Mavididi   70'
Johnson   75'
Report Attendance: 2,321
Referee: Daniel Schlager (Germany)
4 September 2017 Switzerland   0–0  EnglandStadion Schützenwiese, Winterthur
18:00 Report Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
5 October 2017 Italy  1–5  EnglandStadio Città di Gorgonzola, Gorgonzola
18:00 Panico   14' Report Buckley-Ricketts   4'34'
Edwards   21'
Suliman   63'
Ugbo   67' (pen.)
Referee: João Capela (Portugal)
10 October 2017 England  4–0  Czech RepublicSt George's Park, Burton upon Trent
Johnson   17'
Mavididi   25' (pen.)75'
Barnes   36'
Report Referee: Łukasz Szczech (Poland)
14 November 2017 Germany  2–1  EnglandStadion Zwickau, Zwickau
Eggestein   10'32' Report Barnes   86' Attendance: 3,720
Referee: Marco Di Bello (Italy)
22 March 2018 Poland  0–1  EnglandStadion Miejski, Bielsko-Biała
19:00 Report Wan-Bissaka   52'   76'
Davis   87'
Attendance: 13,745
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
27 March 2018 England  3–0  PortugalAcademy Stadium, Manchester
20:00 Willock   15'
Davis   41' (pen.)
Suliman   66'
Report Attendance: 841
Referee: Siemen Mulder (Netherlands)

2018–19 Under 20 Elite LeagueEdit

6 September 2018 England  2–0   Switzerland
10 September 2018 Netherlands  3–1  England
11 October 2018 England  2–1  Italy
15 October 2018 Czech Republic  1–1  England
19 November 2018 England  2–1  Germany
21 March 2019 England  1–3  Poland
25 March 2019 Portugal  1–0  England

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

For the 2019–20 Under 20 Elite League players born on or after 1 January 1999 are eligible. Players born between January and August 1999 are third-year graduates of the English academy system, players born between September 1999 and August 2000 are second-year graduates, players born between September 2000 and August 2001 are first-year graduates. Players born after 1 January 2001 remain eligible to play for England under-19s.

The following players were named in the squad for the fixtures against Portugal and Iceland, played on 14 and 19 November 2019 respectively.[3]

Names in italics denote players who have been capped by England in a higher age group.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
- 1GK Joseph Anang (2000-06-08) 8 June 2000 (age 20)[4]   West Ham United
- 1GK Josef Bursik (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20)   Stoke City
- 1GK Billy Crellin (2000-06-30) 30 June 2000 (age 20)   Fleetwood Town

- 2DF Jayden Bogle (2000-07-27) 27 July 2000 (age 20)   Derby County
- 2DF Alex Cochrane (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 20)   Brighton & Hove Albion
- 2DF Nathan Ferguson (2000-10-06) 6 October 2000 (age 19)   Crystal Palace
- 2DF Lewis Gibson (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 20)   Everton
- 2DF Tariq Lamptey (2000-09-30) 30 September 2000 (age 19)   Brighton & Hove Albion
- 2DF Joel Latibeaudiere (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 20)   Manchester City
- 2DF Japhet Tanganga (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 21)   Tottenham Hotspur

- 3MF Flynn Downes (1999-01-20) 20 January 1999 (age 21)   Ipswich Town
- 3MF Andre Dozzell (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 21)   Ipswich Town
- 3MF Angel Gomes (2000-08-31) 31 August 2000 (age 19)   Manchester United
- 3MF Matty Longstaff (2000-03-21) 21 March 2000 (age 20)   Newcastle United
- 3MF Emile Smith Rowe (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 (age 20)   Arsenal
- 3MF Marcus Tavernier (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 21)   Middlesbrough

- 4FW Luke Bolton (1999-10-07) 7 October 1999 (age 20)   Manchester City
- 4FW Tyrese Campbell (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 20)   Stoke City
- 4FW Jack Clarke (2000-11-23) 23 November 2000 (age 19)   Tottenham Hotspur
- 4FW Danny Loader (2000-08-28) 28 August 2000 (age 19) Free Agent
- 4FW Ian Poveda (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 20)   Leeds United

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have previously been called up to the England under-20 squad in the last 12 months and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Josh Griffiths (2001-09-05) 5 September 2001 (age 18)[5] - -   West Bromwich Albion v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019[6]
GK Thomas McGill (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 20) - -   Brighton & Hove Albion v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019[7]

DF Brandon Williams (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 19) - -   Manchester United v. Portugal/Iceland, 14–19 November 2019 INJ[3]

MF Conor Gallagher (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 20) - -   Chelsea v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019 SEN[7]
MF Ryan Giles (2000-01-26) 26 January 2000 (age 20) - -   Coventry City (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019[7]
MF Jamie Shackleton (1999-10-08) 8 October 1999 (age 20) - -   Leeds United v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019[6]
MF Callum Slattery (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 21) - -   Southampton v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019[7]

FW Jonathan Leko (1999-04-24) 24 April 1999 (age 21) - -   West Bromwich Albion v. Italy/Czech Republic, 10–14 October 2019[7]
FW Luke Thomas (1999-02-19) 19 February 1999 (age 21) - -   Barnsley v. Netherlands/Switzerland, 5–9 September 2019[6]
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad before any games had been played.
  • SEN Player withdrew from the squad due to a call-up to the under-21 team.

Tournament historyEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA Squad
  1977 Did not qualify
  1979 Did not qualify
  1981 Fourth place 6 2 2 2 9 7 Squad
  1983 Did not qualify
  1985 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad
  1987 Did not qualify
  1989 Did not qualify
  1991 Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
  1993 Third place 6 3 2 1 6 4 Squad
  1995 Did not qualify
  1997 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 9 3 Squad
  1999 Group stage 3 0 0 3 0 4 Squad
  2001 Did not qualify
  2003 Group stage 3 0 1 2 0 2 Squad
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 Did not qualify
  2009 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 6 Squad
  2011[8] Round of 16 4 0 3 1 0 1 Squad
  2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 5 Squad
  2015 Did not qualify
  2017 Champions 7 6 1 0 12 3 Squad
  2019 Did not qualify
  2021 To be determined
Total[9] 11/23 45 14 15 16 45 44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Under-20 World Cup:England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Young Lions set for new season". The Football Association. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "KEITH DOWNING PICKS HIS SQUAD FOR GAMES IN PORTUGAL AND WITH ICELAND IN WYCOMBE". The Football Association. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Joseph Anang". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Josh Griffiths". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "ENGLAND U20S OPEN SEASON AGAINST NETHERLANDS AND SWITZERLAND WITH A 21-MAN SQUAD". The Football Association. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e "THE ENGLAND MU20S SQUAD HAS BEEN NAMED FOR GAMES WITH ITALY AND CZECH REPUBLIC". The Football Association. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  8. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup – Previous Tournaments". FIFA.com. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  9. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup: England". FIFA.com. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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