England Under-17s on brink of Euro 2019 elimination after Holland defeat
England’s 2019 European Under-17 Championship hopes are on the brink after losing to defending champions Holland 5-2. The Young Lions have collected just one point from their opening two Group B games and, after France’s 4-2 win over Sweden, are close to elimination. Steve Cooper’s side face Sweden in their final game on Thursday needing to win and France to lose heavily to Holland. In Dublin on Monday England led twice in the first half through Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Arsenal forward Sam Greenwood’s penalty. But Bryan Brobbey’s brace and goals from Sontje Hansen, Naci Unuvar and Naoufal Bannis wrapped up victory for the Jong Oranje. Topics Young Lions, International Match, England Reiss Nelson keen to add to England’s growing haul of youth level silverware Mead and White strike as Lionesses down Spain in World Cup warm-up clash Reiss Nelson reflects on German education as Hoffenheim loan deal nears the end Gibbs-White ready to make England step up, says Boothroyd Pochettino: Spurs can overcome Ajax with ‘bravery and a winning mentality’ Brewster in contention for Liverpool debut as Salah and Firmino are ruled out Klopp recalls experience of Champions League comeback attempt before Barca clash Captain Kompany leads by example as City regain top spot Suso and Fabio Borini on target as AC Milan edge Bologna to move fifth Arsene Wenger could be set for a shock Premier League return with this club Quiz! Can you name all 30 Champions League semi-finalists since 1994? 8 Championship players who should be in the Premier League next season Quiz! Can you name the Chelsea squad that won the Europa League in 2013? The £60 million sixth-choice forward: what’s happened to Riyad Mahrez at Manchester City?