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FORSTER-CASKEY IN FINAL ENGLAND U21 SQUAD

2 June 2015



Brighton & Hove Albion’s Jake Forster-Caskey has made Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man England Under-21 squad for the European Championships.

Forster-Caskey has been a consistent presence in Southgate’s squads and the midfielder will now get to follow up his appearance for England in the 2014 Toulon Tournament at under-20s level, at an under-21 tournament.

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The Three Lions kick off their campaign in the Czech Republic against Portugal on Thursday 18th June, and Southgate's team, who also face Sweden and Italy in the group stages, are looking to become the first England side to win the Euros since 1984.

However they must win their first game at the tournament since beating Spain in 2009 after suffering two consecutive group stage exits in 2013 and 2011 without winning a match.  

England’s best recent performance in the tournament was indeed in 2009. After topping their group the Three Lions eliminated Sweden on penalties in the last four but eventually succumbed to a Germany side featuring six future World Cup winners, losing 4-0 in the final.


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