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City Women duo set for U19 Euro finals

Bristol City Women’s Ella Rutherford and new signing Ebony Salmon get their U19 European Championship finals campaign underway with the Young Lionesses later today.

The Under-19 Lionesses reached the last eight of the competition after progressing through the elite qualifying round in April and will now face Germany, Spain and Belgium in their group games.

City Women full-back, Poppy Pattinson played a pivotal role in the qualification campaign with the U19s, but unfortunately she has missed out on the finals due to injury.

Head Coach Rehanne Skinner has selected a 20-player squad for the trip as England continue to strive for consistent tournament successes across the youth pathway.

The tournament comprises eight teams in two groups of four, with the top two progressing into the semi-finals, the winner of Group A plays the runner-up of Group B and vice versa.

Progress into the knockout stages of the competition will act as UEFA's qualifier for the 2020 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.

England Under-19 fixtures in full:

  • England U19 v Germany U19 - Tuesday, July 16th
  • England U19 vs Spain U19 - Friday, July 19th
  • England U19 vs Belgium U19 - Monday, July 22nd

England Under-19 squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Hannah Hampton (Birmingham City), Emily Ramsey (Manchester United)

Defenders: Asmita Ale (Aston Villa), Niamh Cashin (Rider University), Georgia Eaton-Collins (University of Florida), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Grace Neville (London City Lionesses), Kiera Skeels (Reading), Olivia Smith (University of Central Florida)

Midfielders: Lauren James (Manchester United), Aimee Palmer (Manchester United), Jessica Park (Manchester City), Molly Pike (Everton),  Amy Rodgers (Liverpool), Emily Syme (Aston Villa)

Forwards: Lucy Fitzgerald (London City Lionesses), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Jessica Naz (Tottenham Hotspur), Ella Rutherford (Bristol City), Ebony Salmon (Bristol City).


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