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England honour for Joe

28 April 2017

Wimbledon academy product selected for European Championships

Dons goalkeeper Joe Bursik has been named in the 18-player England squad for the UEFA European U-17 Championship finals.

Our Under-18 keeper, who joined the academy at the age of nine, has today travelled to St George’s National Park for a pre-tournament training camp to gear up for the opening group match against Norway on 4 May.

The Three Lions also face Ukraine on Sunday, before a final group game against the Netherlands three days later.

The top two nations in each of the four groups will advance to the quarter finals.

Joe made his debut for England U-17s in March, keeping a clean sheet in a 4-0 win against Croatia, and he was included in Wimbledon’s first-team squad for the match at Swindon earlier this month.

This season’s Euro finals act as a qualifying competition for the FIFA U17 World Cup which is being staged in India in October, with five European places up for grabs.

The full squad is as follows: Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), Joe Bursik (AFC Wimbledon), Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), Lewis Gibson (Newcastle United), Marc Guéhi (Chelsea), Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), Jake Vokins (Southampton), Aidan Barlow (Manchester United), Alexander Denny (Everton), Angel Gomes (Manchester United), George McEachran (Chelsea), Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur), Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Philip Foden (Manchester City), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Daniel Loader (Reading), Jadon Sancho (Manchester City), Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal).

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