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Posted on 28 May 2010  - 12:00

John Bostock scored in a comfortable 4-0 victory for the England Under-19s against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday.

International Update

John Bostock scored in a comfortable 4-0 victory for the England Under-19s against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday.

The midfielder netted the third goal 20 minutes from time to almost ensure progress from the European Championship Elite Qualifying Round.

Midfielder John, 18, played a one-two with Chelsea's Jacob Mellis before slotting home for his first goal at this level. Spurs team-mate Steven Caulker also started in the victory, with Andros Townsend coming off the bench in the second half.

A solitary Dean Parrett goal had given Noel Blake's men victory in their opening game against the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday, with just hosts and holders Ukraine left to play in this round on Monday.

COMING UP

Robbie Keane will captain the Republic of Ireland in the second of two friendlies this week. Having defeated Paraguay on Tuesday, they now take on England's World Cup opponents Algeria in Dublin.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Sebastien Bassong will be hoping to seal their places in Cameroon's final World Cup squad by impressing in a friendly with Slovakia on Sunday.

And England play their last friendly before Fabio Capello announces his final World Cup squad next Tuesday when they take on Japan in Austria on Sunday.

Peter Crouch, Michael Dawson, Jermain Defoe, Tom Huddlestone and Aaron Lennon will all be hoping to impress, with Ledley King likely to be rested having played 90 minutes against Mexico on Monday.

NEXT WEEK

Aside from the England squad announcement on Tuesday and the Under-19s final Elite Qualifying Round match on Monday, there are also further international friendlies as the World Cup draws ever closer.

Cameroon take on Portugal on Tuesday, Wilson Palacios and Honduras are in Azerbaijan on Wednesday, and Giovani Dos Santos' Mexico will round off a tough run of games with current World Champions Italy next Thursday.