Following Thursday’s announcement that Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale will be in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming international break, England have also confirmed call-ups for many of their youth teams.
With the exception of the u17s, whose squad will be announced on Tuesday, 21st March, the rest of the youth team squads were made official on Friday.
Let’s have a look at the call-ups, with the full fixture list at the bottom of this article.
Emile Smith Rowe and Folarin Balogun join the u21s
Emile Smith Rowe and Folarin Balogun have been called up by the England u21s.
Smith Rowe has been involved with the first team in the past, but his recent absence from regular action with Arsenal means an u21 call-up makes more sense on this occasion.
Balogun will be hoping for a first-team opportunity soon, whether for England, the USA, or Nigeria. But despite his 17 goals for Stade de Reims this season, he also remains in the u21s for now.
Arsenal’s presence in England u20s and u19s
Coventry City loanee Brooke Norton-Cuffy is Arsenal’s sole representative in the England u20s, as they prepare for a triple-header against Germany, the USA, and France.
Amario Cozier-Duberry and Reuell Walters will both be involved for the England u19s, with both of them making the step up to the u19 level for the first time.
England u18s feature Lino Sousa
Finally, Lino Sousa was called up for the England u18s, having also featured for the side in September.
Fixture list for Arsenal’s international representatives (times in GMT)
- Wednesday, 22nd March, 15:30 – England u18s vs Belgium
- Wednesday, 22nd March, 19:30 – England u20s vs Germany
- Wednesday, 22nd March, 19:30 – England u19s vs Hungary
- Friday, 24th March, 12:00 – England u18s vs Croatia
- Saturday, 25th March, 14:00 – England u19s vs Iceland
- Saturday, 25th March, 15:00 – USA vs England u20s
- Saturday, 25th March, 17:00 – England u21s vs France
- Monday, 27th March, 12:00 – Switzerland vs England u18s
- Tuesday, 28th March, 15:00 – France vs England u20s
- Tuesday, 28th March, 19:30 – Turkey vs England u19s
- Tuesday, 28th March, 19:45 – England u21s vs Croatia