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Young Lions Qualification Looking Unlikely

John Peacock will have to hope for some positive results to secure qualification

A late winner from Georgia has seen England Under 17s qualification to the summers European Championships looking slim.

Giorgi Papunashvili scored his winner in the third minute of extra time to send Georgia top of the group after their opening day draw with Spain.

The host country had to overcome an England side buoyed by their opening win over Ukraine thanks to Calum Chambers single goal and for long periods they found it tough against the Young Lions and one would say that the late breakthrough was undeserved.

England dominated possession throughout large periods of the game but were unable to capitalize on any chances.

England will play Spain on Saturday, arguably John Peacock’s biggest test coming into the tournament, but the hosts have performed incredibly well to make themselves favourites for qualification.



About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.


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