EURO despair for Chambers

Four second-half goals from opponents Spain saw Leo Chambers' England fail to qualify for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals.

With the West Ham United defender captaining the side, England went into their final Elite Round qualifier with the Spanish in Georgia knowing a victory would take them through to the eight-team finals in Slovenia.

After a goalless first-half during which goalkeeper Ruben Blanco had saved well from Calum Chambers, Will Hughes and Chuba Akpom, Spain took control after the break. Ivan Calero curled his side in front on 45 minutes before Alejandro Grimaldo doubled the lead two minutes later.

Luke Woodland hit the crossbar and Hughes saw his shot cleared off the line as the Young Lions attempted to mount a comeback, but it was not to be as further goals from Sergi Samper and Jose Gaya saw Spain complete a comprehensive victory.

While England were left disappointed, the gloss was also taken off Spain's 4-0 victory as they were denied a place at the finals by mini-group hosts Georgia, who beat Ukraine 1-0 to finish top.