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Pair in U20 World Cup squad

Posted on 29 June 2011  - 12:00

Dean Parrett and Adam Smith have been named in the England squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia this summer.

Pair in U20 World Cup squad

Dean Parrett and Adam Smith have been named in the England squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Colombia this summer.

The Young Lions head to South America for the competition, billed by FIFA as their second largest tournament behind the Senior World Cup, after qualifying as a result of their performance in last year's UEFA European U19 Championship when they reached the semi-final.

Midfielder Dean was instrumental in that success and impressed last season during loan spells in League One with Plymouth and Charlton.

Full-back Adam, meanwhile, enjoyed a fantastic season on loan at Bournemouth, where he was a regular in their run to the League One Play-Offs.

The Young Lions squad will meet up on 14 July before travelling to Denver, Colorado in the USA for a ten day training camp in order to prepare for the competition. The group will then travel to Medellin in Colombia, where they will face their first game with Korea DPR on Friday 29 July.

Their second Group F match sees them pitted against six-time U20 World Champions Argentina, before the squad head north to Cartagena for their final game of the Group Stage against Mexico.

Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Jak Alnwick (Newcastle United), Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Lee Nicholls (Wigan Athletic).

Defenders: Nathan Baker (Aston Villa), Ben Gordon (Chelsea), Jack Robinson (Liverpool), Adam Smith (Tottenham Hotspur), Reece Wabara (Manchester City), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool), Scott Wootton (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Reece Brown (Manchester United), Gary Gardner (Aston Villa), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Dean Parrett (Tottenham Hotspur), George Thorne (West Bromwich Albion).

Forwards: Benik Afobe (Arsenal), Nicholas Ajose (Manchester United), Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic), Alex Nimely (Manchester City), Ryan Noble (Sunderland), Matthew Phillips (Blackpool).