John Griffiths has kept faith in the 18 players that qualified for the UEFA u17 Euro finals and has selected Shannon Cooke and Jess N’Gunga for the tournament to be played in Czech Republic.

The eight teams who qualified for the finals are:

Group A: Czech Republic (hosts), Germany (holders), Spain, France

Group A is really strong with Germany and Spain accounting for all but one trophy win since the competition was created.


Group B: Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, England

England open up against Republic of Ireland in Pribram on Tuesday 2 May, followed by Netherlands in Prestice on 5 May and Norway in Plzen three days later.

Should England finish in the top two teams of Group B, they would then play a semi-final on Thursday 11 May either in Domazlice or Pribam. The final will be played in Pilsen on Sunday 17 May at 6.30 pm CET.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Hannah Hampton (Birmingham City), Emily Ramsey (Manchester United)

Defenders: Meg Boydell (Liverpool), Shannon Cooke (Arsenal), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Grace Neville (Millwall), Poppy Pattinson (Sunderland), Olivia Smith (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Beth O’Donnell (Manchester City), Aimee Palmer (Bristol City), Amy Rodgers (Liverpool) Emily Syme (Bristol City), Miri Taylor (Chelsea)

Forwards: Nicole Douglas (Chelsea), Jess Ngunga (Arsenal), Lauren Hemp (Bristol City), Ella Rutherford (Millwall), Gabby Ravenscroft (Oxford United)