Wales national under-19 football team

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Wales Under-19
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Nickname(s) Young Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales
Head coach Wales Geraint Williams
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The Wales national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Wales and is controlled by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship held every year.

Recent history[edit]

The under-19 squad has not been extremely successful in recent years but has become a proving ground for talented youngsters. In recent years full international players like Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, and Wayne Hennessey, as well as most of the current Wales U21 side, have progressed through the team.

Players[edit]

Latest Squad[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 1995 are eligible for the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. Caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014. Players in bold have attained full international caps. Clubs as of the date of the announcement.

Under-19 squad called up for the 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round matches against Belgium, Portugal and Greece at the end of May 2014. Declan John and George Williams were both called up to the senior squad to face Netherlands and were replaced by Curtis Strong and Callum Saunders. Harry Wilson withdrew and was replaced by Jake Charles.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Michael Crowe (1995-11-13) 13 November 1995 (age 18) 6 0 England Ipswich Town
1GK Billy O'Brien (1995-11-21) November 21, 1995 (age 18) 3 0 England Manchester City
2DF Josh Yorwerth (1995-02-28) February 28, 1995 (age 19) 7 1 Wales Cardiff City
2DF Tom James (1996-04-15) April 15, 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Wales Cardiff City
2DF Curtis Strong (1995-09-26) 26 September 1995 (age 18) 7 0 England Stoke City
2DF Dominic Smith (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 18) 6 0 England Shrewsbury Town
2DF Gethin Jones (1995-10-13) 13 October 1995 (age 18) 9 0 England Everton
3MF Tommy O'Sullivan (1995-01-18) January 18, 1995 (age 19) 7 6 Wales Cardiff City
3MF Jordan Evans (1995-09-23) September 23, 1995 (age 18) 6 0 England Fulham
3MF Rob Evans (1995-06-05) 5 June 1995 (age 19) 8 0 Wales Wrexham
3MF Josh Sheehan (1995-03-30) 30 March 1995 (age 19) 9 0 Wales Swansea City
3MF Declan Weeks (1995-11-15) 15 November 1995 (age 18) 12 0 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
4FW Bradley Reid (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 18) 8 1 Wales Wrexham
4FW Owain Jones (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 (age 17) 6 1 Wales Swansea City
4FW Ryan Hedges (1995-07-18) 18 July 1995 (age 18) 5 0 Wales Swansea City
4FW Alex Bray (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 18) 5 0 Wales Swansea City
4FW Callum Saunders (1995-09-26) 26 September 1995 (age 18) 3 1 England Crewe Alexandra
4FW Jake Charles (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 18) 3 0 England Huddersfield Town

Recent Call Ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Wales under-19 squad and remain eligible (clubs as of when called up).

Name DOB Club Caps (goals)
Goalkeepers
Callum Preston (1995-11-07) 7 November 1995 (age 18) England Birmingham City 1 (0)
Alex Lynch (1995-04-04) 4 April 1995 (age 19) England Peterborough United 1 (0)
Defenders
Declan John (1995-06-30) June 30, 1995 (age 19) Wales Cardiff City 8 (1)
Bradley Wickham (1995-10-31) 31 October 1995 (age 18) Wales Cardiff City 5 (0)
Curtis Watkins (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 18) Wales Cardiff City 1 (0)
Connor Roberts (1995-09-22) 22 September 1995 (age 18) Wales Swansea City 1 (0)
Keston Davies (1996-10-02) October 2, 1996 (age 17) Wales Swansea City 2 (1)
Lloyd Jones (1995-10-07) October 7, 1995 (age 18) England Liverpool 1 (0)
Midfielders
Samuel Evans (1995-05-12) 12 May 1995 (age 19) Wales Swansea City 2 (2)
Forwards
Harry Wilson (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 17) England Liverpool 0 (0)
George Williams (1995-09-07) September 7, 1995 (age 18) England Fulham 7 (1)
Luke Kandi (1995-10-06) October 6, 1995 (age 18) England Chelsea 2 (2)
Abdifatah Noor (1996-09-23) September 23, 1996 (age 17) Wales Cardiff City 2 (1)
Tyler Roche Wales Cardiff City 1 (0)
Gethyn Hill (1995-01-18) January 18, 1995 (age 19) Wales Cardiff City 3 (2)

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2014 UEFA Under-19 Championship Qualification Round[edit]

As a result of finishing second in their group, Wales have qualified for the Elite Round which will take place in June 2014.[2]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Georgia 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
 Wales 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
 Moldova 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
13 November 2013
11:00
Georgia  5–1  Wales
Papunashvili Goal 22'
Jikia Goal 27'56'
Gureshidze Goal 43'
Tsintsadze Goal 60'
Report O'Sullivan Goal 85'
13 November 2013
12:00
Netherlands  3–0  Moldova
Zivkovic Goal 55'
Acolatse Goal 72'
Vloet Goal 79'

15 November 2013
11:00
Moldova  0–2  Georgia
Report Kikabidze Goal 4'
Aburjania Goal 8'
15 November 2013
12:00
Netherlands  0–0  Wales
Report

18 November 2013
12:00
Georgia  2–1  Netherlands
Papunashvili Goal 10'
Aburjania Goal 51'
Report Zivkovic Goal 45+1'
18 November 2013
12:00
Wales  6–0  Moldova
O. Jones Goal 13'
Noor Goal 32'
O'Sullivan Goal 41'
Reid Goal 66'
John Goal 71' (pen.)
Kandi Goal 89'
Report

2014 UEFA Under-19 Championship Elite Round[edit]

Wales have been drawn in Group 7 alongside Portugal, Belgium, and Greece. These matches will be played in Portugal from 28th May to 2nd June 2014.[3]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Portugal 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5 9
 Wales 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
 Belgium 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4
 Greece 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0


28 May 2014
17:00
Belgium  1–1  Wales
Marquet Goal 63' Report O'Sullivan Goal 38'
28 May 2014
19:00
Portugal  3–0  Greece
Rodrigues Goal 78'
Nuno Santos Goal 86'
André Silva Goal 90+1' (pen.)
Report

30 May 2014
17:00
Greece  2–4  Belgium
Kritikos Goal 59'
Deligiannidis Goal 61'
Report Musonda Jnr. Goal 27'55'
Schrijvers Goal 63'89'
Sports Center CF Fão, Fão
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (Ukraine)
30 May 2014
18:00
Portugal  3–2  Wales
André Silva Goal 20'
Lopes Goal 33'
Luís Rafael Goal 89'
André Silva Goal 76' (o.g.)
O'Sullivan Goal 80'
Estádio do Mar, Matosinhos
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (Croatia)

2 June 2014
19:00
Belgium  2–3  Portugal
Gerkens Goal 34'
Schrijvers Goal 36'
Report Silva Goal 46'56'
Santos Goal 86'
2 June 2014
19:00
Wales  3–0  Greece
O'Sullivan Goal 55' (pen.)77'
Saunders Goal 69'
Report

Friendlies[edit]

1 May 2013
19:00
Wales  3 – 0  Northern Ireland
Davies Goal 30'
Yorwerth Goal 42'
Kandi Goal 45'
Report
23 October 2013
Malaga Spain 6-3  Wales
Report Kandi Goal 45'
G.Williams Goal 57' (pen)
Noor Goal 88'
Marbella
22 April 2014
15:00
Wales  2-0  Montenegro
S. Evans Goal 64'78' Report
24 April 2014
14:00
Wales  0-0  Montenegro
Report

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