Most Read Football

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages1

Paper Talk: Lukaku agrees Inter move

Thursday's Paper Talk has all of the day's major football transfer news and rumour, including Romelu Lukaku's £75m move to to Inter Milan.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our Transfer Market2

The Transfer Market: Latest updates

Get all the latest transfer news, confirmed deals and latest odds from around the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal3

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get all the complete signings in the summer 2019 football transfer window from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Argentina celebrate as they make it 3-3 against Scotland in the Women's World Cup4

WATCH: Late VAR drama sinks Scots

Scotland were sent crashing out of the Women's World Cup as they lost a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Argentina thanks to a dramatic late re-taken penalty given by VAR.

Luton Town earned 94 points to be crowned Sky Bet League One Champions5

EFL season starts at Luton

The 2019/20 Sky Bet EFL fixtures have been announced, with newly-promoted Luton kicking things off as they welcome Middlesbrough.

Phil Foden in England Under-21 squad for Euro 2019

Phil Foden celebrates after scoring against Rotherham
Phil Foden celebrates after scoring against Rotherham

Phil Foden and James Maddison have been selected for England Under-21s' squad for Euro 2019.

Manchester City star Foden and Leicester midfielder Maddison are joined by Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka for next month's tournament in Italy and San Marino.

Manager Aidy Boothroyd has also called up Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White for the first time in a squad of few surprises.

England face France, Romania and Croatia in Group C, with their opening game against France on June 18 in Cesena.

Boothroyd said: "This is a really strong squad and I'm really pleased with the group of players I've got who will be representing us at the Euros.

"We have a big pool of talent in the England set-up and I had some tough selection decisions to make as there's a lot of strength in depth.

Sporting Life's Sky Bet Championship final guide for Aston Villa v Derby
Sporting Life's Sky Bet Championship final guide for Aston Villa v Derby

"We have a real mixture in terms of age and experience. We've got Tammy (Abraham), Demarai (Gray) and Angus (Gunn), who were part of the Euros squad in 2017, but also have nine players who are young enough to be eligible for the next qualifying campaign. This group have also won a lot at youth level and know the work and application that it takes.

"We'll need that experience and winning mentality for the Euros. It's always a really tough tournament and I think this year is as strong as it has ever been. It's a great opportunity for our players to showcase their talents as individuals and as a team."

Chelsea's Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori are also included but will not link up with the squad until after Monday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final. Abraham has scored 26 goals on loan at Aston Villa this season, while Mount and Tomori helped Derby to sixth place.

Southampton's Angus Gunn, Manchester United's Dean Henderson - who earned promotion with Sheffield United this season - and Newcastle's Freddie Woodman are the goalkeepers Bournemouth's new £13million signing Lloyd Kelly is included after impressing for Bristol City this season.

Cherries team-mate Dominic Solanke has been selected despite playing just 10 times in the Premier League. Boss Boothroyd signed a two-year extension to his contract on Friday to take him through to Euro 2021.

He guided the Young Lions to the semi-finals of Euro 2017 in Poland before they were knocked out 4-3 on penalties by Germany after a 2-2 draw. England were unbeaten in qualification, topping Group 4 and conceding just four goals in 10 games.

Boothroyd added: "We are coming up against three really good teams. France will be a real test, with their athleticism and guile, power and pace. Romania and Croatia will be different again, with their strength coming from the team as a group.

"They'll be well-organised, drilled and tough to break down, while looking to counter-attack. We'll need different tactical solutions for each game and it's up to us to get the right balance in our team - soldiers and artists."

Full Squad: A Gunn (Southampton), D Henderson (Manchester United), F Woodman (Newcastle); J Clarke-Salter (Chelsea), J Dasilva (Chelsea), L Kelly (Bournemouth), J Kenny (Everton), E Konsa (Brentford), F Tomori (Derby on loan from Chelsea), A Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace); H Barnes (Leicester), H Choudhury (Leicester), K Dowell (Everton), P Foden (Manchester City), M Gibbs-White (Wolves), J Maddison (Leicester), M Mount (Derby on loan from Chelsea), R Sessegnon (Fulham); T Abraham (Aston Villa, on loan from Chelsea), D Calvert-Lewin (Everton), D Gray (Leicester), R Nelson (Arsenal), D Solanke (Bournemouth)


Follow Sporting Life on social media - find us on Facebook here or tweet @SportingLifeFC

Related football links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Football

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages1

Paper Talk: Lukaku agrees Inter move

Thursday's Paper Talk has all of the day's major football transfer news and rumour, including Romelu Lukaku's £75m move to to Inter Milan.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our Transfer Market2

The Transfer Market: Latest updates

Get all the latest transfer news, confirmed deals and latest odds from around the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal3

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get all the complete signings in the summer 2019 football transfer window from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Argentina celebrate as they make it 3-3 against Scotland in the Women's World Cup4

WATCH: Late VAR drama sinks Scots

Scotland were sent crashing out of the Women's World Cup as they lost a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Argentina thanks to a dramatic late re-taken penalty given by VAR.

Luton Town earned 94 points to be crowned Sky Bet League One Champions5

EFL season starts at Luton

The 2019/20 Sky Bet EFL fixtures have been announced, with newly-promoted Luton kicking things off as they welcome Middlesbrough.

Football Tips

Saturday's best bets

Saturday's Bets of the Day

We have selections from our racing team to help boost those Royal Ascot coffers, plus Richard Mann's cricket advice.

Our guide to the 2019 Copa America

Copa America: Venezuela can shine

The Copa America gets under way on Saturday with 12 teams going for glory. We have all you need to know, including two 40/1 best bets.

Anthony Van Dyck wins the Derby

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in June 2019.