Everton superkid Barkley headlines England U20 World Cup squad

England U20 coach Peter Taylor has named a strong squad for next month's World Championship.

The manager is able to call on a number of those who helped the Under 19s reach the European semi-finals in Estonia a year ago, including Everton's Ross Barkley.

The likes of Sam Johnstone, Tom Thorpe (both Manchester United), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Barkley and team-mate John Lundstram, Conor Coady (Liverpool) and Harry Kane (Tottenham) and were all among Noel Blake’s group which secured qualification for the World Cup.


Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Man United), George Long (Sheffield United), Connor Ripley (Middlesbrough).

Defenders: Sam Byram (Leeds), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest), Danny Potts (West Ham), Adam Reach (Boro) John Stones (Everton), Tom Thorpe (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle), Conor Coady (Liverpool), Larnell Cole (Man United), John Lundstram (Everton), James Ward Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Chris Long (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham), Luke Williams (Middlesbrough)

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