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Joe Johnson called up for England at the U-17 World Cup!

2 November 2023

Club News

Joe Johnson called up for England at the U-17 World Cup!

2 November 2023

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Luton Town are delighted to confirm that our academy graduate Joe Johnson will be representing England at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Indonesia.

The Young Lions begin their campaign with a Group C fixture against New Caledonia on Saturday 11th November before coming up against Iran on Tuesday 14th.

Johnson’s group rounds off with a game against holders Brazil; all of England’s group stage matches will be played in the 82,000-seater Jakarta International Stadium.

Joe will be only the second ever Luton Town player to represent England at a World Cup competition, the first being Syd Owen in 1954.

Manager Rob Edwards said: “I’m delighted for Joe, we all are at the club. His hard work has been recognised by England and we are really proud of him as a football club.

“It will be great experience for him and something that will be really valuable for his future. These are moments that you have got to go and grasp and try to learn as much as possible.

“With the national team now, you look at the number of players who have been on that journey through the age groups and are now playing for the seniors, and of course that will be Joe’s aim long-term.

“There’s a long way to go before then, but it’s great recognition for all the hard work he’s putting in and we wish him and the whole team well out there.

“We look forward to him coming back safely, and with a medal around his neck as well.”

We would like to wish Joe good luck in Indonesia and wish him all the best at the World Cup with England!

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