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13 May 2014

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Brighton & Hove Albion pair Solly March and Jake Forster-Caskey have been called up by England for the European under-21 qualifying match against Wales at the Liberty Stadium next Monday, 19th May.

The pair have also been included in Gareth Southgate’s under-20 squad for the forthcoming Toulon Tournament which takes place in France from 22nd May to 1st June – with England in a six-team Group B, alongside Brazil, Colombia, France, South Korea and Qatar.

England kick off against Qatar on 22nd May (6.30pm), face Brazil on the 26th (6.30pm), South Korea on the 28th (6.30pm) and Colombia on May 30 (4.15pm). The other teams involved, in Group A, are Chile, China, France, Mexico and Portugal.
The top two teams from each group will then advance to a semi-final, with the winners of each group facing the runners-up of the other.

Albion loanee Jesse Lingard is expected to be included in the under-21 squad for the Wales match, but won't be part of the group that travels to Toulon as he is too old.
Southgate, speaking last week, explained, "The Toulon Tournament is a chance to take the bulk of our group and maybe some players that we haven’t seen. The likes of Tom Carroll, Tom Ince, Wilf Zaha, Jesse Lingard and Danny Ings are all 1992 birthdates, so they can’t go to Toulon.
"But for the rest, we’re very much viewing it as part of the preparation for what will hopefully be a Euro play-off in October and the Under-21 finals next summer."
It will be England's first involvement in the Toulon Tournament since 2005, and the Three Lions remain one of the annual competition’s most successful nations, winning four titles in the 1990s.

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