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Ifil in final

Posted on 27 July 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 was part of the England squad that reached the final of the European Under-19 Championship in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.


After starting the last two group games, Phil found himself back on the bench for the semi-final against Serbia & Montenegro as manager Martin Hunter recalled Middlesbrough's Tony McMahon at right-back.


Matthew Fryatt's hat-trick rewarded a tireless and hard-working England display with a 3-1 win in Lurgan.


The Walsall FC striker strode clear of a static defence to drive England in front midway through the first half before adding a second ten minutes from time. Although Nebojsa Marinkovic set up a tense finale, Fryatt added a third in added time to round off an impressive team display. Serbia & Montenegro beat Germany 4-2 in an earlier group game and were seen as a real threat.


England now face France in Friday's final at Windsor Park, Belfast after the French beat Germany 3-2 in the second semi-final. The final kicks-off at 8pm.