By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

1st Jul, 2022 | 2:49pm

England take on Israel in UEFA Under-19 Champions League final tonight in Slovakia

England’s Under-19s will play against Israel in the finals of the UEFA under-19 Championships on Friday night with the Young Lions targeting international glory.

The game will kick-off at 7pm on 1 July and will be free to watch in the UK, with Ian Foster’s team trying to emulate the famous 2017 winners, in a team that featured Mason Mount, Aaron Ramsdale and Ryan Sessegnon.

The game will take place at the Trnava Stadium, with England aiming to win their second under-19 title while Israel are featuring their first final.

Chance to make history

The Young Lions have had a mightily impressive tournament so far going unbeaten in all their group games and only conceding one goal, a penalty in the semi-final against Italy.

Aston Villa’s dynamic midfielder, Carney Chukwuemeka, has been the standout for this England team and has increased his profile with his impressive showings in this years competition.

A lot of the players will be aware of what a good under-19 tournament with some famous player previously featuring in this competition and going on to have successful careers at club and international level.

Mount, now 23, was star of the final against Portugal in Georgia five years ago and has gone onto become one of Chelsea and England’s most important players.

Also, with players likers the exciting Jude Bellingham, who is the same age as the members of this under-19 team, becoming mainstays in Gareth Southgate mens team, it is clear that the England manager is not against using youth players in his team.

The young lions will fancy themselves tonight after already beating Israel in the group stage, with a Liam Delap goal giving them a 1-0 win on (26 June.)