Amario Cozier-Duberry scored on his debut for the England u17s as they kicked off their qualification campaign with a big win on Saturday.

Amario Cozier-Duberry with the Arsenal u18s (Photo by Dan Critchlow)
Amario Cozier-Duberry with the Arsenal u18s (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

The England u17s are set to play three games in a week, all counting towards their Euro u17 qualifiers. First up, they faced Armenia in a Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Arsenal youngster Amario Cozier-Duberry began the game on the bench, but he came on for his England u17 debut in the 68th minute. Less than 10 minutes later, he had his first goal for the side.

England ended up winning 7-0, putting them in a commanding position in the group. Particularly as Belarus and Slovakia drew with each other to earn just a point each.

The u17s face Belarus on Tuesday at 2pm BST, and Slovakia on Friday at 1pm BST. Cozier-Duberry will obviously hope to get a start in at least one of those matches now.

It’s no real surprise to see the 16-year-old involved and making an impact with the England u17s, considering how well he’s started the season with the Arsenal u18s.

The teenager has two goals and three assists in his first six games of the u18 Premier League campaign, after finishing last season with a goal and an assist in his last two appearances for the side.

He scored in an u23 friendly in pre-season, and even made his competitive debut under Kevin Betsy in the older age group as a substitute in an EFL Trophy game. The youngster continues to go from strength to strength.