Pupils have shot at Brazil to represent their country

Haddenham Community Junior School's U11s team
Haddenham Community Junior School's U11s team

Young pupils are just a few kicks away from a trip to Brazil to represent their country.

Haddenham Community Junior School U11s have reached the national finals to qualify for the Danone School’s World Cup.

And if the boys can see off seven other schools at Aston Villa’s training ground on May 24, they will represent England at the tournament in Brazil ahead of the Fifa World Cup in June.

After winning the county competition and progressing through the group stages of the South East regional championships, the side found themselves in the last four.

A jinking run by Jonathan Pickup opened up a strong Stanley side in their semi-final.

He teed up Dylan Langley who fired home with the only goal of the game to send the school into the final.

Despite being edged out 2-0, the Woodways School qualified as one of the best two teams in the region.