England U-20 squad named for World Youth Cup in Turkey


England U-20 coach Peter Taylor named his final 21-man squad for this summer’s Under 20 World Cup in Turkey.

The list includes three players from Manchester United, Sam Johnstone, Tom Thorpe and Larnell Cole.

Everton’s young midfielder Ross Barkley, who spent the 2012-2013 season out on-loan at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United, will be key to England’s chances at the World Youth Cup.

Iraq will play England on June 23 at the 7,100 capacity Akdeniz University Stadium in Antalya.

Hakim Shaker’s Iraqi side have recently been preparing the Uzbek capital city Tashkent, where they played the Uzbek U-20 side twice, winning the first game 1-0 and losing the second 2-0. A third game was played against a team representing FC Bunyodkor, who Iraq managed to beat 3-1. The goals were scored by Jawad Kadhim, Mahdi Kamil and Mohammed Jabar Shukan.

In their final game played today, the Iraqi youth team won 4-0 against a club from Tashkent.

FULL ENGLAND U20 SQUAD

Keepers: Sam Johnstone (Man United), George Long (Sheffield United), Connor Ripley (Middlesbrough).

Defenders: Sam Byram (Leeds), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest), Danny Potts (West Ham), Adam Reach (Boro) John Stones (Everton), Tom Thorpe (Man United).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle), Conor Coady (Liverpool), Larnell Cole (Man United), John Lundstram (Everton), James Ward Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Chris Long (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham), Luke Williams (Middlesbrough)

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