Guillermo Varela - Uruguay
First fixture: Croatia, 23 June
Sam Johnstone, Tom Thorpe
Larnell Cole - England
First fixture: Iraq, 23 June
Angelo Henriquez - Chile
First fixture: Egypt, 23 June
his participation in the tournament.
Sam Johnstone: A tall, athletic goalkeeper who is equally skilled with his feet and cuts an experienced figure within the England camp, having earned 13 caps at Under-20 level. The Reds youngster is almost certain to start ahead of fellow stoppers Connor Ripley and George Long too, and although the road from Group E looks rocky, he believes the Three Lions will be “a good match” for everyone.
Tom Thorpe: As captain of United’s Under-21s, the central defender led his team-mates to the Barclays Premier League title during a successful 2012/13 campaign and earned a nomination for the Reserve Player of the Year award. With an Under-17s European title and nine Under-20 caps under his belt, he should feature for Peter Taylor’s men in Turkey, where his leadership and composure could be key.
Larnell Cole: The diminutive Manchester-born youngster is skilful, quick and capable of making an impact on the big