England squad announced for UEFA Women’s U-19 Euro qualifiers

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Maddy Earl of England WU19s under pressure against Germany last month. (Photo by Jess Hornby/Getty Images for DFB)

Head coach Amy Merricks has selected her 20-player England squad for October’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship qualifiers.

The Young Lionesses will face Greece, Wales and Czechia in the first round of qualifying for next summer’s tournament in Lithuania.

All teams are divided into League A and B, with two rounds of qualifying taking place.

After round one, the top three teams in each of the seven groups within League A will have the chance to qualify for the EUROs in round two of qualification, where they will be joined in mini groups by the top teams from the groups in League B.

The winner of the seven League A round two qualification groups will then join the hosts Lithuania in the eight-team Finals tournaments next summer.

England WU19s’ season got off to an unbeaten start in September, with a strong 5-0 victory over Denmark and a thrilling 3-3 draw with Germany.

And Amy Merricks’ side will be looking to build on this momentum as they vie for a place in next summer’s championships in Wales over the next week.

  • Tuesday 24 October: England WU19s v Greece (Cardiff International Sports Campus, 12pm)
  • Friday 27 October: England WU19s v Wales (Dragon Park, Wales National Football Centre, 6pm)
  • Monday 30 October: England WU19s v Czechia (Cardiff International Sports Campus, 11am)

England WU19 Squad

Goalkeepers: Eve Annets (Reading), Katie Cox (Chelsea)

Defenders: Ria Bose (Chelsea), Cerys Brown (Chelsea), Lois Marley-Paraskevas (Manchester City, dual registered with Burnley), Lucy Newell (Manchester United, dual registered with West Bromwich Albion), Evie Rabjohn (Manchester United), Katie Reid (Arsenal, dual registered with Watford), Mari Ward (Bristol City)

Midfielders: Ashanti Akpan (Chelsea), Jemima Dahou (Manchester City, dual registered with Blackburn Rovers), Maddy Earl (Arsenal), Shauna Guyatt (Crystal Palace), Alexia Potter (Chelsea, dual registered with Crystal Palace)

Forwards: Ava Baker (Leicester City), Mia Enderby (Liverpool), Freya Godfrey (Arsenal, loan to Charlton Athletic), Georgia Mullett (Aston Villa), Poppy Pritchard (Durham), Katy Watson (Sunderland)

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