Peterborough United defender included in England squad for European Championships

Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards has been confirmed as part of England’s squad to contest the European Under 19 Championships in Slovakia.

By Alan Swann
Friday, 17th June 2022, 10:14 am
Ronnie Edwards in action for England Under 19s. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images).
Ronnie Edwards in action for England Under 19s. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images).

England kick-off their campaign on Sunday (June 19) with a game against Austria. England then face Serbia on Wednesday, June 22 , before concluding the group stage with a fixture against Israel on Saturday, June 25.

Edwards is just one of three players to represent a club outside of the top flight in Europe and the only player to be selected from a League One club.

Players at Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus are included in the squad.

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All three games kick-off at 7pm BST and will be screened in the UK on BBC iPlayer.

The competition format will see the top two from each group progress into the semi-finals, which take place on June 28.

With five European slots available at the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia, the semi-finalists will also qualify for that tournament and then the two third-place teams from each group will be involved in a play-off game for the fifth and final spot.

The final will then be held at the Trnava Stadium on 1 July.

England squad: Goalkeepers: Matthew Cox (Brentford), Harvey Davies (Liverpool), Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Chelsea); Defenders: Luke Chambers (Liverpool), Callum Doyle (Manchester City), Ronnie Edwards (Peterborough United), Bashir Humphreys (Chelsea), Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Arsenal), Daniel Oyegoke (Brentford), Jarell Quansah (Liverpool); Midfielders: Carney Chukwuemeka (Aston Villa), Alfie Devine (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Borussia Dortmund), Sam Iling-Junior (Juventus), Tim Iroegbunam (Aston Villa), Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa), Alex Scott (Bristol City), Harvey Vale (Chelsea); Forwards: Liam Delap (Manchester City), Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United), Dane Scarlett (Tottenham Hotspur).