Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood gets England Under-21 call

Monday 15 March 2021 11:00

Mason Greenwood has been named in the England Under-21 squad for the European Championship finals.

The 19-year-old, who has one senior cap to his name, has been selected by coach Aidy Boothroyd for the group stage of the competition later this month.

It is a reward for some impressive performances of late, as he led the line against West Ham United and twice hit the woodwork in Sunday's 1-0 win.

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England are in Group D of the tournament, with fixtures against Switzerland (25 March), Portugal (28 March) and Croatia (31 March). All three matches are live on Sky Sports in the UK. Portugal have included Diogo Dalot, who is on loan at AC Milan, in their squad.

The event is being co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia, with the knock-out stages scheduled for May and June. The final is on 6 June in Slovenian capital Ljubjana.

Mason came off the bench for the final 12 minutes of England's UEFA Nations League tie in Iceland last May, making his senior Three Lions bow, and has played four times for his country's Under-21s.

He scored in a 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands at that level in November 2019, after previously being capped for the Under-18s and Under-19s.

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ENGLAND UNDER-21 SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Josef Bursik (Stoke); Josh Griffiths (Cheltenham, on loan from West Brom), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United).

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Marc Guehi (Swansea, on loan from Chelsea), Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth), Ryan Sessegnon (Hoffenheim, on loan from Tottenham), Steven Sessegnon (Bristol City, on loan from Fulham), Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham), Ben Wilmot (Watford).

Midfielders: Tom Davies (Everton), Ebere Eze (Crystal Palace), Conor Gallagher (West Brom, on loan from Chelsea), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Dwight McNeil (Burnley), Oliver Skipp (Norwich City, on loan from Tottenham).

Forwards: 
Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United), Mason Greenwood (United), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal).

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