West Ham United youngsters Leo Chambers and Rob Hall have both been called upon by England at age-group level.
Chambers helped England’s Under-17 side to win the Algarve Tournament in Portugal, while Hall has been selected for the Under-19s’ forthcoming friendly meeting with Czech Republic.
Defender Chambers played a starring role in Portugal, captaining his country and scoring a last-minute winner in England’s opening 2-1 victory over the host nation on Thursday 2 February. The young Hammer was in the right place to head home a free-kick as the Young Lions made the perfect start to the friendly competition.
The 16-year-old was involved again as England drew 2-2 with Netherlands on Saturday, coming on as a fifth-minute substitute. England were reduced to ten men but were only denied victory over the Dutch by a late penalty save.
Chambers was also a used substitute as John Peacock’s side completed the tournament with a 2-1 win over France on Monday – a victory that saw England win the four-nation tournament.
Looking forward, Hall is in Noel Blake’s squad for a friendly meeting with Czech Republic at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium on Tuesday 28 February. The forward has made four substitute appearances for Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United first team in recent weeks and has long been part of England squads at age-group level.
Still only 18, Hall was part of the squad that won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Liechtenstein in 2010. He has made a total of 24 appearances for England, scoring ten goals, and netted on his Under-19 debut against Denmark in November 2011.
England will use their meeting with the Czechs to prepare for their UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite round qualifying matches, which will be played later this year. Blake’s side are seeded and receive a bye through the Qualifying round