– England Under-20 match at The John Smith’s Stadium
– Young Lions face Germany in preparation to 2017 Under-20 World Cup
– Match take place on Friday 7 October
The young Lions will play their German counterparts at 7pm on Friday 7 October as part of their preparation for the 2017 Under-20 World Cup, which will take place in South Korea next May and June.
Tickets for the England game at The John Smith’s Stadium will cost just £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions.
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The game is part of a football four-nation Under-20 tournament in October involving England, Germany, the USA and the Netherlands.
Matches will take place on Wednesday 5 October, Friday 7 October and Monday 10 October at a range of venues in Greater Manchester as well as one in Huddersfield.
The tournament will kick-off on Wednesday 5 October with the USA taking on Germany in Leigh, before England meet the Netherlands at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park later in the day.
After a day’s rest, Friday’s action will start with the Netherlands and the USA going head-to-head in Altrincham, before England face Germany at The John Smith’s Stadium.
With no games across the weekend, the action resumes on the evening of Monday 10 October as the Young Lions and the USA face-off in Rochdale at the same time as Leigh’s Sports Village hosts the Netherlands v Germany.
England’s Under-20 side is managed by Aidy Boothroyd, who started his playing days as a trainee with Huddersfield Town back in 1989.
“I began my career at Huddersfield Town and it was a long time ago now, but I am looking forward to going back there,” Boothroyd explained.
“I’ve got happy memories of being there as a player, between 16 and 19, learning my trade and what it was like to be a professional footballer.
“They’ve made a really good start to the season and I hope they can continue that. They’ve had a few years flirting with the Championship and they’ve managed to get out of League 1 and into it now so hopefully they can sustain that start.”
Boothroyd, whose players began their World Cup build-up with a double-header against Brazil earlier this month, said: “By the end of this tournament, we’ll have played two events and against opposition from South America, North America and Europe and all of them are strong nations.
“We want to pit our wits against the best and we know the Germans and Dutch are always very strong the Americans are an emerging nation in football who have done really well at youth level in recent years.
“We’ve picked some good strong teams and we’re playing in a real football hotbed, so we’re looking forward to seeing some people come out and support us and have a look at one or two other countries.”