Date: 17th July 2018 at 8:25am
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The summer’s World Cup out in Russia might be over now but with the new season approaching it’s time for the next round of international games – yes already!

England Under 19 boss Paul Simpson has now named his squad for the 2018 European Championship Finals out in Finland and our U19s are the reigning title holders and we are looking to retain that honour this summer.

Simpson has named a 20 strong man squad for the Finals but we are missing some key talent as they are currently on pre-season tours with their clubs and haven’t been given permission to travel. Having come through the two rounds of qualifiers, we head out to Finland with games taking place between July 16 and July 29.

Our tournament opens on Tuesday as we face Turkey. We then face Ukraine on Friday, July 20, before the group stage closes out against France on Monday, July 23. Then we see if we make it to the knock-out stages.

Two Wolverhampton Wanderers players will be in action, Niall Ennis for England, and I don’t have Portugal’s details to hand, but Ruben Vinagre has been selected in their squad. Hopefully, both will shine.