FIFA U-17 World Cup: England announce 21-man squad, Dortmund's Jordan Sancho included

Cooper has been able to call upon most of the players who helped England to qualify for the World Cup, after reaching the final of the U17 European Championship last season.


The England squad for next month’s FIFA U17 World Cup has been selected by head coach Steve Cooper. A 21-man group will make the trip to India for the competition, where they will face Mexico, Chile and Iraq in the first round, based in Kolkata.

Cooper has been able to call upon most of the players who helped England to qualify for the World Cup, after reaching the final of the U17 European Championship last season.

Added to that group is Jadon Sancho, who missed the September get-together whilst completing a switch from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund. There is a first England call-up for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, who has impressed with his form at Stamford Bridge for their U18s.

They will travel to India later this week for a pre-World Cup training camp in Mumbai, where they will play a warm-up game against New Zealand on Sunday 1 October. After that, they will transfer to their base for the group stages in Kolkata where they open their World Cup campaign against Chile on Sunday 8 October.

The 21 member squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), Josef Bursik (Stoke City), William Crelin (Fleetwood Town)

DEFENDERS: Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), Morgan Gibbs White (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Lewis Gibson (Everton), Marc Guéhi (Chelsea), Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City), Tashan Oakley Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur), Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)

MIDFIELDERS: Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Angel Gomes (Manchester United), Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), George McEachran (Chelsea)

FORWARDS: Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Philip Foden (Manchester City), Callum Hudson Odoi (Chelsea), Danny Loader (Reading), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

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