Peterborough United’s Ronnie Edwards set for winner-takes-all Euro U19 qualifier with England

Peterborough United’s Ronnie Edwards is set to feature in England Under 19s winner-takes-all UEFA Euro Under 19 Championship qualifier against Portugal on Tuesday (March 29).

By Ben Jones
Monday, 28th March 2022, 5:00 am
Ronnie Edwards in action for England Under 19s.
Ronnie Edwards in action for England Under 19s.

Edwards has played 90 minutes in both of England’s first two Elite Group 3 matches in this window, a 3-1 win over Ireland on Wednesday (March 23) and a 4-0 win over Armenia on Saturday (March 26).

This has left Ian Foster’s men sitting level on six points with Portugal at the top of the group. Courtesy of one less goal scored, England sit in second and must now beat Portugal to claim top spot and the only available place in the finals that start in July in Slovakia.

Playing 90 minutes in three matches in one window would be unusual and a first for Edwards but he is clearly a man that Foster trusts and could well start in the crucial Portugal match in Chesterfield before returning for Posh’s match against Middlesbrough on Saturday (April 2).

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Oliver Norburn’s Grenada drew 0-0 in a friendly away in Gibraltar on Wednesday (March 23). Norburn was not in the squad as part of an arrangement to manage his workload. He is expected to feature in tonight’s friendly in Andorra (March 28).

Jeando Fuchs is also yet to appear for Cameroon, he was on the bench for his country’s World Cup play-off first leg against Algeria. Cameroon were beaten 1-0 at home and face an uphill struggle in Algeria on Tuesday (March 29) to reach Qatar 2022.