Which team has the best and youngest football talents in Croatia, is it England or is it Spain? We will find it out soon, till then, let’s learn a bit more about the teams!
Online betting news in Croatia are extremely excited as the Eastern European country is hosting the European U-17 Championship 2017 where the youngest football talents in Croatia are about to show off with their outstanding skills. England beat Turkey in the semi-final as we reported earlier, and Spain qualified for the Final upon eliminating Germany.
The match is to be held at 8 PM CET. Varazdin Arena will give venue to the clash of the future titans. This will not be the first time for England to face Spain in the final of an international youth tournament and probably not the last one either. So far the score is at 1-1 as Spain defeated England in 2007 but the Englishmen were happier in 2010. Now it’s seven years later, and it’s time for another meeting between the two international youth football teams.
What are the odds for England v Spain?
Online sportsbooks in Croatia all agree on England being the favourites to win the trophy at the end. The odds for England to win are 1.75 (3/4) at Betway. Those for Spain to win are 2.05 (21/20) so it would be a mistake to think that the trophy should already be given to the English football talents.
Youngest football talents in Croatia: Jadon Sancho
Youth football tournaments like these can be used to discover the brightest football talents for the future. That’s what the best European clubs used to use the U-17 Euro tournaments as former Most Valuable Player of Euro Under-17 Championship awards were given to the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos or Mario Götze. Are we to discover the next future football world class in Croatia?
If there is anyone who deserves to be called the youngest football talents in Croatia, it would definitely by Manchester City’s and England’s Jadon Sancho. The left winger is probably the best youngster in the tournament: he has assisted 4 times in 5 games. And what’s even more impressive, apart from the 4 assists, he also scored 5 goals in 5 matches, playing a crucial part in England’s qualification to the final.
Sancho to play in Champions League from next season?
It would be quite a huge step from Euro Under-17 Championship to Champions League, however, it is possible for Manchester City’s youngster. First of all, he will travel with Pep Guardiola’s team during the pre-season and he will train and play with the first team all summer. And if he proves to be good enough, he might even stick with them for the next season…
Second of all, and that might be the more exciting scenario: Champions League clubs are seriously interesting in capturing the talented left winger from Manchester City. Online sportsbook believe that Red Bull Salzburg would like to strengthen their squad with Sancho. The German team qualified for the Champions League so we might get to see him in the most prestigious club tournament in a short while…