Hall aiming for England double as Euro Championships get under way

Rob Hall celebrates scoring for England U19s V Denmark
Rob Hall celebrates scoring for England U19s V Denmark

Rob Hall is aiming to complete a remarkable double as England begin their UEFA European Under-19 Championship finals campaign on Tuesday.

Hall lifted the Under-17 version of the same trophy two seasons ago alongside many of his current team-mates and is confident the Young Lions can repeat their success in Estonia this summer.

England start their challenge by facing Croatia at Kadriorg in the capital city Tallinn on Tuesday, with the West Ham United forward expected to be named among the substitutes by coach Noel Blake. The match will kick-off at 3.30pm UK time.

The Under-19s tackle Serbia on Friday in Rakvere before returning to Kadriorg to take on France on Monday. The top two in the group will face one of Greece, Portugal, Spain or Estonia in the semi-finals of the eight-nation event.

With England being given a bye until the final Elite Round of qualifiers, Hall – who enjoyed loan spells at Oxford United and MK Dons last season – was not involved.

But the Aylesbury teen did prove his pedigree at Under-19 level by scoring the winner in a 1-0 international victory over Denmark in November.