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Obika off to World Cup

Posted on 14 September 2009  - 12:00

Jon Obika has been called up by England for the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.

Obika off to World Cup

Jon Obika has been called up by England for the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.

The young striker currently on loan at Yeovil Town in League One departs this week for a training camp in Cyprus before the tournament kicks-off on September 24.

England are in Group D - there are six groups of four - and begin their campaign against Uruguay on Saturday, September 26.

The Three Lions then face Ghana on September 29 before their final group game against Uzbekistan on October 2. The top two from each group plus the four best third-placed teams go through to the last 16.

"It's a great honour to have the chance to represent my country in such a fantastic tournament," said Jon.

"I can't wait to get out there - I'm relishing the chance to be part of it and to test myself against other national teams in a tournament like this."