England international test for Spurs defender

PUBLISHED: 21:30 03 September 2014

England U20 and Tottenham player Dominic Ball

England U20 and Tottenham player Dominic Ball


Welwyn footballer Dominic Ball cannot wait to pull on his England U20 shirt on Friday.

The 19-year-old Tottenham Hotspur U21 player is in Aidy Boothroyd’s squad for the game with Romania to be played in Telford.

Ball, who played youth football with Welwyn Pegasus, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I’m really excited about the game.

“It’s good to have an international game so early on in the season and after missing out on the Euros at the end of last year with injury [I’m] happy to be back in the squad.”

The defender is experienced on the international junior scene having also played for Northern Ireland at youth level.

Ball helped Spurs’ U21 side win their opening match of the Barclays U21 Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

The match was played at Stevenage FC’s Lamex Stadium. They next play there against Manchester United’s U21s on Monday, September 29.

The full England U20 squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Christy Pym (Exeter City), Christian Walton (Brighton & Hove Albion).

Defenders: Dominic Ball (Tottenham Hotspur), Shay Facey (Manchester City), Lloyd Jones (Liverpool), Fankaty Dabo (Chelsea), Isaac Hayden (Arsenal), Matt Targett (Southampton).

Midfielders: Diego Poyet (West Ham United), Paul Digby (Barnsley), Lewis Baker (Chelsea), John Swift (Rotherham, on loan from Chelsea), Harrison Read (Southampton), Matty Grimes (Exeter City).

Forwards: Josh Murphy (Norwich City), Callum Robinson (Aston Villa), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool), Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United), James Wilson (Manchester United), Chuba Akpom (Arsenal), Chris Long (Everton), Kwame Thomas (Derby County).

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