Ronaldo Vieira, Tom Pearce, and the rest of the England U21 squad have made another youth tournament final after winning their semi-final yesterday.
England beat Scotland to set up a rematch with their Group A opponents, Mexico, in the finals of the Toulon Tournament. This will be the third straight year that England has made the finals, and they will be looking to bag a hat trick of victories in the youth tournament that is held in France.
| @Ronaldo_Vieira8 is headed to his second @TournoiToulon Final in a row, after playing 73 minutes of the #YoungLions' 3-1 win over Scotland pic.twitter.com/UaXzwUF8qo— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 6, 2018
Ronaldo Vieira started and played 73 minutes for England, while Tom Pearce, who had appeared in the last three matches, did not come off the bench. Former Leeds player Lewis Cook has captained the team and played the full 80 minutes.
Mexico looked the stronger side when the two teams faced earlier in the tournament, although the match ended as a scoreless draw.
The final will be played Saturday, 9 June at 17.30 BST. We’ll have a How To Watch post up to let you know where you can watch (or stream) the final.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
A glimpse into how Leeds might line-up under Marcelo Bielsa. [Through It All Together]
Pontus Jansson got pretty upset at how his words to the Swedish press were “translated” into English and insisted that he wants to play in the Premier League for Leeds. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
A look at how Leeds stack up in relation to FFP in the Championship. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Just how bad is the financial crisis at Aston Villa? [7500 to Holte]
Danny Rose opens up about his struggles with depression. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
CF Monterrey has officially signed former Chivas de Guadalajara star Rodolfo Pizzaro. [Futbol20]
Mexico beat Turkey to set up a rematch with England in the finals of the Toulon Tournament. [FMF State of Mind]
Will André Silva stay at AC Milan or will he go? [AC Milan Offside]
Sporting Kansas City defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0 in their opening round of US Open Cup action. [Blue Testament]