Blair plays in England draw

Blair Turgott played the whole match as England drew 2-2 with France in the opening match of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Serbia on Tuesday.

The Academy attacker played the full match but was not on target. Instead the Young Lions scored through Hallam Hope and Nick Powell, although Sebastien Haller twice equalised for Les Bluets.

Turgott - aiming to follow in the footsteps of club-mate Robert Hall who helped England lift the title in Liechtenstein a year ago - was a key man in qualifying for the eight-nation finals, especially playing his part in the Elite round elimination of the ever-strong Spain.

Turgot will hope to feature again in England's second match when they meet Denmark in a 2pm match on Friday 6 May - to be televised live on Eurosport - and then take on host nation Serbia at 4.15pm on Monday. The top two in the group will progress to the semi-finals, while the top three will also play at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Mexico this June.

The UEFA U17 EURO semi-finals will be played on Thursday 12 May, with the final being held on Sunday 15 May. All three matches will take place in Novi Sad.