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JFC IN PRELIMINARY ENGLAND U21 SQUAD

20 May 2015


Jake Forster-Caskey has been named in Gareth Southgate’s preliminary 27-man England under-21 squad ahead of the 2015 Under-21 European Championship in the Czech Republic.
 

The Three Lions kick off their campaign against Portugal on Thursday 18th June, but Southgate’s men face Belarus in a friendly and the Republic of Ireland in a behind-closed-doors fixture before the 23-man squad is finalised at the start of June.

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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 eventual succumbed to a German side featuring six future World Cup winners, losing 4-0 in the final.


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