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Oakley-Boothe and Eyoma into semi-finals of Under-17 World Cup

Posted on 21 October 2017  - 19:00

Tashan Oakley-Boothe played 90 minutes and TJ Eyoma was on the bench as England Under-17s reached the FIFA Under-17 World Cup semi-finals for the first time ever on Saturday.

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Midfielder Tashan, who made his competitive first team debut for us against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup last month, went close early on as the Young Lions racked up a 4-1 victory over the USA at Goa’s Fatorda Stadium in their quarter-final match.

The squad will now travel to Guwahati to face either Brazil or Germany in the last four.

Both Tashan and right-back TJ started the opening two games of the tournament, a 4-0 win over Chile followed by a 3-2 triumph over Mexico, but with England already through to the knockout stages with one game to spare, they were unused substitutes in the final group match as England thrashed Iraq 4-0.

Tashan then started and played 68 minutes as England beat Japan 5-4 on penalties following a goalless draw at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium in the last 16 on Tuesday.