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Brereton helps England bring home the trophy

15 July 2017

Three Nottingham Forest players are beginning their pre-season on international duty for their countries.

Eric Lichaj is part of the US national side for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, being held in his home country, while Anel Ahmedhodzic and Ben Brereton will be part of the Sweden and England Under 19s squads respectively for the Under 19 European Championships in Georgia.

Eric Lichaj - USA
Ghana (H): Saturday 1 July - Lichaj was an unused sub as the USA warmed up for the Gold Cup with a 2-1 win over Ghana.

Panama (N): Saturday 8 July - Lichaj was an unused sub as the USA opened their Gold Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw.

Martinique (N): Wednesday 12 July - Lichaj played the full 90 minutes and got an assist as the USA won 3-2.

Nicaragua (N): Saturday 15 July - Lichaj was an unused sub as the US ran out 3-0 winners.

Ben Brereton - England
Bulgaria (N): Monday 3 July - Brereton played 78 minutes and got an assist as England began their Under 19 European Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over Bulgaria.

Netherlands (N): Thursday 6 July - Brereton came on as a 72-minute substitute and scored the winner as England all but qualified for the Under 19 European Championship semi-finals courtesy of a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands.

Germany (N): Sunday 9 July - Brereton struck twice as England romped to a 4-1 win over Germany to book a semi-final against the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic (N): Wednesday 12 July - Brereton played 60 minutes as England booked their spot in the final with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Portugal (N): Saturday 15 July - Brereton came on as a 73rd-minute substitute as England lifted the Under 19 European Championship trophy with a 2-1 win over Portugal.

Anel Ahmedhodzic - Sweden
Czech Republic (N): Sunday 2 July - Ahmedhodzic came on as an 88th-minute substitute for Sweden Under 19s as they were beaten 2-1 by the Czech Republic.

Georgia (N): Wednesday 5 July - Ahmedhodzic came on for the final 10 minutes as Sweden lost 2-1 to the host nation.

Portugal (N): Saturday 8 July - Ahmedhodzic played 34 minutes as Sweden Under 19s drew their final group game 2-2.


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