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Six Everton youth called up to England Under-21 squad

Under-20 World Cup winners make the step up

England U20's FIFA World Cup Winners Airport Arrival Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

There’s a number of Under-20 World Cup winners added to England’s first Under-21 squad call-up for the season, with six Everton players making the squad as well.

Of the five that won the summer competition - Jonjoe Kenny, Kieran Dowell, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman and Callum Connolly - the first four were retained and Mason Holgate and Tom Davies have been added to that group.

The next international break comes at the end of this month, and for the youth side it’ll be the qualifiers for the European Under-21 championship to be held in the summer.

England travel to the Netherlands on Friday 1st September before hosting Latvia at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium on Monday 5th September.

The call-ups mean Everton will have quite a few players out on international duty during the upcoming break and while this always poses an injury risk, it’s also excellent exposure for the Toffees as they represent their nations.