Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youth Stars Await England U17 Call

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youth Stars Await England U17 Call

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CITY could have as many as four players in the team when England take on Spain in the final of the European Under-17 Championship.

Attacking players Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden have been central to the team's progress through the tournament, starting every game.

Following a serious injury to Tashan Oakley-Boothe in the semi-final win over Turkey, City's Under-18 captain Joel Latibeaudiere has been called up for Friday's game.

The Yorkshire-born central defender, 17, is fit again after missing a crucial part of his season with injury when City opted against rushing him back for the FA Youth Cup final against Chelsea last month.

"We knew when Joel got injured it was always going to be a big ask for him to get back for the final," said coach Lee Carsley. …

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