Hall gets England call for Euro squad

Robert Hall in action for England
Robert Hall in action for England

Aylesbury football star Robert Hall has been named in the England squad for this summer’s UEFA European U19 Championship Finals in Estonia.

Manager Noel Blake has called the forward into his 18-man squad for the tournament, which kicks off on July 3 in Talinn.

Hall had a breakthrough campaign with West Ham last season – making his first-team debut and going on to collect the much-coveted Doris Bell Award for being the stand-out player in the club’s Academy side.

The fleet-footed forward, whose brother Matt is at Thame United, also enjoyed productive loan spells at Oxford United and MK Dons.

The Young Lions secured their place in the last eight of the competition following their success in the Elite Qualifying Round in May.

England have been drawn in Group B, alongside Croatia, Serbia and France. The top two teams from each group will go through to the semi-final, while teams that finish third will join the top two in qualifying for and the 2013 U20 World Cup.

The squad meet up in England on Monday before flying to Estonia the following weekend ahead of the opening game with Croatia on Tuesday July 3.