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Brentford B Team

Daniel Oyegoke and Matthew Cox named in England Under-19 squad

B Team duo included in Young Lions squad

18 March 2022

Brentford B duo Daniel Oyegoke and Matthew Cox have been named in the England Under-19s squad ahead of UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite Round Qualifying matches.

The side will be in action against Republic of Ireland, Armenia and Portugal as they aim to secure their place in the tournament in Slovakia later this year. The final tournament, for which the draw will be held on Thursday 28 April at X-Bionic Sphere in Šamorín-Čilistov, will act as Europe's qualifier for the 2023 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia.

The nations have been split into seven groups, with all of England's matches to be played in this country as they will aim to use games in Walsall, Rotherham and Chesterfield to their advantage.

The first match will see them face the Irish in a 7:30pm kick-off at the Banks's Stadium on Wednesday 23 March before they then face Armenia at the AESSEAL New York Stadium with kick-off at 2pm on Saturday 26 March. Their final match against Portugal will be played at the Technique Stadium on Tuesday 29 March with kick-off at 7:30pm.

Only the group winners will qualify for the finals in the summer.

Both players have been regularly involved with England at youth level. Daniel and Matthew joined Brentford in the summer of 2021 and have settled well into life with The Bees so far having gained significant game time under Neil MacFarlane this season.

In the last international period in November, both players were part of the Under-19 set up as they secured their place in the Elite Qualifying Round after three matches in Sweden. Their last match, which was a 2-0 win over the Swedes, saw Matthew and Daniel play the full 90 minutes.

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