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England Under-17s on brink of Euro 2019 elimination after Holland defeat

England face Sweden in their final Group B game on Thursday.

England’s Sam Greenwood scored a penalty but could not stop defeat (Donall Farmer/PA)
England’s Sam Greenwood scored a penalty but could not stop defeat (Donall Farmer/PA)

England’s 2019 European Under-17 Championship hopes are on the brink after losing to defending champions Holland 5-2.

The Young Lions have collected just one point from their opening two Group B games and, after France’s 4-2 win over Sweden, are close to elimination.

Steve Cooper’s side face Sweden in their final game on Thursday needing to win and France to lose heavily to Holland.

In Dublin on Monday England led twice in the first half through Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Arsenal forward Sam Greenwood’s penalty.

But Bryan Brobbey’s brace and goals from Sontje Hansen, Naci Unuvar and Naoufal Bannis wrapped up victory for the Jong Oranje.

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