Keeper Male back on England duty

Harrison Male
Harrison Male

While England’s senior team have been preparing for the Euro 2016 finals in France, Bridlington’s Harrison Male has already been across the Channel on international duty.

The Leeds United keeper was part of the England squad for the Tournoi de Montaigu, which featured eight of the world’s top under 16 teams.

Male was not involved in their opening Group B game, a 1-0 win over Russia, but he lined up against the USA last Thursday.

England took a two-goal lead but were pegged back and eventually had to settle for a draw against a side who eventually went on to win the tournament.

He was back on the bench for the final group game, a 3-1 defeat to Brazil which made headlines on the internet because of a wonder goal by Manchester United teenager Angel Gomes.

After finishing third in their group, England faced Northern Ireland in the play-off for fifth and sixth place on Monday.

Watched by his dad Darren, Male played half the game and kept a clean-sheet as the Three Lions wrapped up a 3-0 win.

It was his third involvement with the national squad, having made his debut last August, and been involved in the Tournoi International at the end of October.