Team analysis

England

England

England squad
No.PlayerBornPos.IRLNEDITARUSGSClub
1Paul Woolston14/08/1998Goalkeeper80808080 Newcastle United FC (ENG)
2James Yates03/04/1998Defender80808080 Everton FC (ENG)
3Jay DaSilva22/04/1998Defender80808080 Chelsea FC (ENG)
4Tom Davies30/06/1998Midfield 75*80 Everton FC (ENG)
5Reece Oxford16/12/1998Defender80808080 West Ham United FC (ENG)
6Danny Collinge09/04/1998Defender49*808063* VfB Stuttgart (GER)
7Nathan Holland19/06/1998Midfield80 8059* Everton FC (ENG)
8Daniel Wright04/01/1998Midfield803+ Sunderland AFC (ENG)
9Ike Ugbo21/09/1998Forward72*25+15+11+ Chelsea FC (ENG)
10Marcus Edwards03/12/1998Midfield8063*40+802 Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
11Chris Willock31/01/1998Forward40+808080
12Tayo Edun14/05/1998Defender 77* 21+ Fulham FC (ENG)
13Will Huffer30/10/1998Goalkeeper Leeds United (ENG)
14Trent Arnold07/10/1998Midfield805+ Liverpool FC (ENG)
15Easah Suliman26/01/1998Defender31+ 17+ Aston Villa FC (ENG)
16Stephy Mavididi31/05/1998Forward8+55*65*69* Arsenal FC (ENG)
17Layton Ndukwu07/09/1998Forward40*17+40* Leeds United (ENG)
18Herbie Kane23/11/1998Midfield80808080 Liverpool FC (ENG)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: John Peacock
27/03/56
"I felt that we were one of the better sides in terms of footballing ability, but sometimes you don't get what you deserve. Losing to Russia was tough for the players to take and regrouping for the play-off against Spain was not easy. The first goal is always crucial and failing to score a penalty against Russia and then hitting the post on the rebound was something that came back to haunt us. Then we conceded from a set play. Our fault throughout the tournament was the lack of a clinical finish."

England team analysis

England team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with switches to 4-4-2 with midfield diamond or 4-3-3 v Spain
• Possession-based game with fluent, attractive combination play
• Full-backs contributing to excellent use of wide areas
• Good individual technique, dribbling skills, notably Marcus Edwards, Chris Willock
• Positional rotations in midfield; good support offered to attack
• High defence with keeper covering behind; spells of intense high pressure
• High levels of fitness, strength, tactical maturity and winning mentality