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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: WEIR SHINES AS ENGLAND BEGIN EURO QUALIFIERS WITH A 5-2 WIN

22 March 2019

Latics duo involved as England make five-star start to their UEFA U17 European Championship qualifiers.

  • International News: Jensen Weir and Joe Gelhardt.
  • England U17s won 5-2 against Switzerland in UEFA U17 Elite Round qualifier.
  • Weir featured for the full 90 minutes with Gelhardt a late substitute.

Latics' Under 18 midfielder Jensen Weir featured for the full 90 minutes of an impressive display in England U17s' opening Elite Round qualifier for the UEFA U17 European Championship finals in Ireland this May, a 5-2 victory over Switzerland in Denmark.

Weir, who made his seventh England appearance on Thursday night, was a key cog in the Young Lions' midfield, whilst West Bromwich Albion's Morgan Rogers and Arsenal's Sam Greenwood took the plaudits with a brace apiece. A Switzerland own goal added to England's tally.

Forward Joe Gelhardt was a late substitute and featured for six minutes when he replaced Greenwood, earning his 10 appearance, in which he has six goals.

Steve Cooper's England are back in action on Sunday afternoon against Croatia.

Here are the rest of Latics' international fixtures over the coming days...

Friday 22 March

Antonee Robinson - USA U23 v Egypt U23

Saturday 23 March

Bobby Jones - Republic of Ireland U18 v Turkey U18
MacKenzie O'Neill - Czech Republic U17 v Northern Ireland U17

Sunday 24 March

Joe Gelhardt & Jensen Weir - England U17 v Croatia U17
Lee Evans - Wales v Slovakia - 2.00pm
Antonee Robinson - USA U23 v Netherlands U23

Tuesday 26 March

MacKenzie O'Neill - Northern Ireland U17 v Israel U17

Wednesday 27 March

Joe Gelhardt & Jensen Weir - Denmark U17 v England U17

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