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England call for young trio

Posted on 9 March 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Phil Ifil, Leigh Mills and David Button have all been called up by England for European Championship qualifiers this month.

Full-back Phil takes his place in the England Under-19 squad while defender Leigh and keeper David have been named in the England Under-17 squad.

Phil will face Denmark, Sweden and Moldova in the elite round qualifying tournament for the UEFA Under-19 European Championships.

The tournament, which takes place on Saturday 26, Monday 28 and Wednesday 30 March, will showcase the four nations' talented youngsters as they battle it out for top spot and a place in this summer's European U19 Championship Finals.

Matches take place at Blackpool, Bury and Crewe.

Meanwhile, England U17s take on Serbia and Montenegro, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in a mini-tournament which will see one side make it through to the finals in Italy.

Defender Leigh, impressive for the Academy this season and a recent goalscorer against Everton in the FA Youth Cup, will be looking to add to his seven caps while goalkeeper David, on the bench for us in this season's FA Youth Cup run, has five caps.

As England are ranked as Europe's top side in UEFA's seeding system, John Peacock's side received a bye into this, the final stage of European Championship Qualifying.

The six matches in the group will be held over five days in the Midlands with Stoke City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Walsall hosting the England matches.

The matches in Elite Round Qualifying, Group 2 start on March 26.