Here it is! Your last chance (possibly) to see Marcus Edwards play football before the Tottenham Hotspur preseason friendlies in the United States later this month.
England’s U19 squad are in the finals of the U19 European Championships in the Republic of Georgia, and they’ll be taking on Portugal for the right to lift the trophy. The Young Lions are undefeated in this tournament, sweeping their group that included the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Germany, before dramatically beating the Czech Republic to reach the finals. Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Nottingham Forest’s Ryan Brereton lead both England and the tournament with three goals each.
Spurs’ Marcus Edwards hasn’t started the last few matches for England, but has come on to great effect as a late match “super sub” to run at tired legs. Edwards hasn’t scored in the tournament but has one assist and one “hockey assist” in three games, and has impressed with his pace, passing, and ability to beat opponents on the dribble. We hope he starts today, but I’d be shocked if he doesn’t at least get on the pitch.
England will face a Portugal squad whose only blemish was a group stage draw against Belarus and who are led by Porto academy product and forward Rui Pedro with two goals.
How to Watch
Date/Time: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 5:00 pm (UK), noon (ET)
Venue: Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
TV: Eurosport (UK, most European countries), not televised (USA, Canada, Australia)
The bad news is that nobody in the States or surrounding region is televising this match. The GOOD news is that apparently UEFA is going to be live streaming the match on its YouTube channel. The stream doesn’t allow embedding, so you’ll have to keep two windows open — one to watch, and one to chat.
The usual match thread rules apply. Let’s go Afro Messi!