Date: 15th March 2018 at 1:06pm
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Manchester City midfielder, Phil Foden has been promoted directly from England’s U17s to the Three Lions U19 squad.

Also named in Paul Simpson’s squad is City’s defender, Edward Francis.

U19 fixtures

Hungary – away (1pm, 21 March), Latvia – home (1pm, 24 March) and Macedonia (1pm, 27 March) in Skopje.

Phil Foden – turns 18 in May

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Edward Francis – celebrates his 19th birthday on 11 September

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England U19 squad

Ellery Balcombe – Brentford
Jamie Cumming – Chelsea

Trevoh Chalobah Chelsea
Edward Francis – Manchester City
Reece James – Chelsea
Dujon Sterling – Chelsea
Japhet Tanganga – Tottenham Hotspur
Ben Wilmot – Stevenage

Flynn Downes – Luton Town (loan from Ipswich Town)
Elliot Embleton – Sunderland
Adam Lewis – Liverpool
Mason Mount – Vitesse Arnhem (loan from Chelsea)
Tristan Nydam – Ipswich Town
Joe Willock – Arsenal

Ben Brereton – Nottingham Forest
Phil Foden – Manchester City
George Hirst – Sheffield Wednesday
Reiss Nelson – Arsenal
Edward Nketiah – Arsenal
Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund

I have a feeling Phil Foden will, within a year skip the U19 and U21 squads and jump straight into England’s senior team.

There, I said it!

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