England Women’s U-19 squad named for EURO qualifiers in Portugal

England Women's U-17 forward Michelle Agyemang
Michelle Agyemang is among attacking options in England’s bid to reach the WU19 EUROS. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images )

England will face group hosts Portugal, plus Italy and Switzerland in the UEFA Women’s U-19 EURO qualifiers.

They first face the Swiss at 2pm on Wednesday 3 April at Complexo Desportivo do Real Sport Club in Queluz, before taking on the hosts at 6pm on Saturday at Cidade do Futebol, Oeiras, Lisbon.

The Young Lionesses finish up against Italy next Tuesday (9 April), with a 3pm kick-off back at Real Sport Club in Lisbon.

Group winners progress to the finals in Lithuania this summer.

Head coach John Griffiths told englandfootball.com“We’re really looking forward to our time in Portugal.

“It’s going to be a tough test with three strong opponents to get past to secure qualification for the EURO finals this summer. Preparation for the Elite Round has gone well, and it will be a great experience for our Young Lionesses to develop in competitive international experiences of this nature.”

England WU19 Squad

Goalkeepers: Katie Cox (Chelsea), Hannah Poulter (University of Southern California)

Defenders: Brooke Aspin (Chelsea/Bristol City), Grace Ede (Sunderland), Lucy Newell (Manchester United/West Bromwich Albion), Jessica Osborne (Auburn University), Evie Rabjohn (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Ashanti Akpan (Chelsea), Araya Dennis (Tottenham/Crystal Palace), Maddy Earl (Arsenal), Vivienne Lia (Arsenal), Lexi Potter (Chelsea/Crystal Palace), Louanne Worsey (Birmingham City/Nottingham Forest)

Forwards: Michelle Agyemang (Arsenal/Watford), Ava Baker (Leicester City), Mia Enderby (Liverpool), Freya Godfrey (Arsenal/Charlton Athletic), Georgia Mullett (Aston Villa), Poppy Pritchard (Manchester City), Katy Watson (Sunderland)

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