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World Cup awaits George

28 May 2013

George Long has been named in England's final 21-man squad for the forthcoming FIFA U20 World Cup, which will kick-off in Turkey in late June.

Earlier this month the 19-year-old was selected in the provisional 35-man squad and his performances during last week's training camp in Cheshire have secured his place on the flight to Antalya.

The goalkeeper will now rejoin the squad on Tuesday 4 June at St Georges Park, Burton, prior to flying out with the rest of his team-mates on Monday 10 June for a training camp in Turkey.

England are in Group E, alongside Iraq, Chile and Egypt, for this summer's FIFA U20s World Cup.

The group games will be played in the space of seven days, starting with Iraq in Antalya on Sunday 23 June. Three days later Chile are the opposition for Peter Taylor's men at the same venue. The Three Lions then wrap up proceedings with a clash against the Egyptians in Bursa.

Meanwhile, there will be a familiar face to Blades fans amongst England's backroom staff in Turkey, after it was announced Ugo Ehiogu will be part of Taylor's coaching staff.

The 21-man squad in full is as follows...

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), George Long (Sheffield United), Connor Ripley (Middlesbrough).

Defenders: Sam Byram (Leeds United), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest), Danny Potts (West Ham United), Adam Reach (Middlesbrough), John Stones (Everton), Tom Thorpe (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle United), Conor Coady (Liverpool), Larnell Cole (Manchester United), John Lundstram (Everton), James Ward Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Chris Long (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Williams (Middlesbrough).

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