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Might as well open a thread for it (my first!)

 

Group A:

 

Egypt

Paraguay

Italy

Trinidad & Tobago

 

Group B:

 

Nigeria

Venezuela

Spain

Tahití

 

Group C:

 

USA

Cameroon

South Korea

Germany

 

Group D:

 

Ghana

Uzbekistan

England

Uruguay

 

Group E:

 

Brazil

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Australia

 

Group F:

 

UAE

South Africa

Honduras

Hungary

 

 

So far, Spain twatted Haiti 8-0, Egypt 4-1 against T&T, Paraguay and Italy drew 0-0.

 

England opens tomorrow against Uruguay.

 

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England's bringing a pretty poor team, since any player anywhere near the starting XI of his club has been denied permission to play.

 

Meanwhile, release for internationals is mandatory in Spain, so some big teams have lost key players for this. Atlético aren't very happy as they simultaneously lost their first and third choice keepers.

 

England's squad:

 

Manager

 

Brian Eastick

 

Goalkeepers

 

Elliott Parish - Aston Villa

 

Mark Oxley - Hull City

 

Jason Steele - Middlesbrough

 

Defenders

 

Ben Mee - Manchester City

 

Martin Kelly - Liverpool

 

Jordan Parkes - Watford

 

Nana Ofori - Chelsea

 

Gavin Hoyte (pictured) - Arsenal

 

Kieran Trippier - Manchester City

 

Matthew Briggs - Fulham

 

Midfielders

 

Adam Clayton - Manchester City

 

Josh Walker - Middlesbrough

 

Paul Marshall - Manchester City

 

Michael Woods - Chelsea

 

Andrew Tutte - Manchester City

 

Matthew James - Manchester United

 

Gary Gardner - Aston Villa

 

Forwards

 

Febian Brandy - Manchester United

 

Sam Baldock - MK Dons

 

Jon Obika - Yeovil Town

 

Alex Nimely - Manchester City

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England U20's just got humped by Ghana (not sure if there team is U20).

 

Andre Ayew who is with Marseille looked really good in the 20 mins I saw.

 

England U20 are suffering timing of the tournament as no regular PL player is going to get released & there are no U21 internationals there either. Really is a young squad.

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England is awful at all non-European age grade tourneys. Not surprising they lose to countries who take the competition more seriously.

 

The last time I think we did well was 1993, went out to Ghana who were captained by the lets be honest 25 year old Lampety.

 

Here is link to the teamsheets http://www.fifa.com/tournaments/archive/tournament=104/edition=191252/matches/match=30917/report.html

 

I remember watching the game & North East lads were awesome Pollock, Thompson & Watson.

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England is awful at all non-European age grade tourneys. Not surprising they lose to countries who take the competition more seriously.

 

It's not exactly a suprise that these tournaments are generally ignored by England with the dollar behind the Premier League and the awful timing of the competition.

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