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United quartet bid for Euro glory

Posted by nickogs20 on May 17, 2010

PogbaFour United youngsters will be bidding for glory in the unlikely footballing setting of Liechtenstein as the 2010 UEFA U17 European Championships get underway in the Alpine principality this week.

Sam Johnstone, Tom Thorpe and Will Keane make up one-sixth of John Peacock’s 18-man England squad while Paul Pogba is included in the French selection for the annual eight-team tournament to decide the continent’s best national Under-17 side. The competition kicks off tomorrow with all eight countries in action, and the European champions will be crowned on May 30th.

England and France have been kept apart in the group stage draw, so if United’s representatives are to find themselves up against each other it will be in the knockout stages. Pogba’s France have been drawn in a formidable-looking Group A, which comprises four teams that have all won the competition since its inception in 2002 – Spain (2007, 2008), Portugal (2003), Switzerland (2002) and the French (2004). In contrast, England look to perhaps have a slightly more straightforward route to the semi-finals from Group B, which also features 2005 champions Turkey, as well as Greece and the Czech Republic.

Tomorrow’s opening fixtures see Pogba and co. take on Spain at 1730 CET in Vaduz’s Rheinpark Stadium before the English trio look to get their campaign off to the best possible start against the Czech Republic at the same venue later that evening (2030 CET). The rest of the group stage schedule and all the other relevant tournament information can be found on the official UEFA Euro U17 website.

Best of luck to the United boys – we’ll have regular updates on their progress throughout the tournament both on the site and on Twitter.

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7 Responses to “United quartet bid for Euro glory”

  1. Nick said

    Both the France and England games will be shown later today on Eurosport UK. I imagine they’ll be showing the rest of the tournament too

  2. Arnob said

    No Morrison? I thought he was very lately.

  3. DB said

    WHAT a pass from Pogba! The kid is a genius!

  4. norries said

    Pogba scored in france’s second game

    “A 29th-minute goal from Paul Pogba revived the Group A hopes of France despite ending with nine men. ”

    second game staight, will keane & sam johnstone start the game, keane was sub second game staight(although he did contributed with an assist in the first game). tom thorpe still has not made an appearance.

  5. adebeckham said

    England is leading spain by 2 goals to 1, as i write now, its 79miuntes played. We are praying for will keane, tom thorpe and sam johnstone to set records by winning the u-17 euro cup.

    We have 13-14minutes more plus additional time.

  6. adebeckham said

    OOOOOPS, there was a mistake on my comment, the duration of the match is 80 and not 90minutes.

    They are now in the additional time.

    Keane is out. He is the only Manchester united player featuring in this final, Sam johnstone and tom thorpe is on bench.

  7. adebeckham said

    Its all over, england are the new uefa u-17 champions


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