Hammers pair remain on course for Euro U19 final showdown

Domingos Quina


West Ham United pair Domingos Quina and Nathan Trott remain on course to meet in the UEFA European U19 Championship final after both tasted success at the weekend.

Quina made his third appearance of the tournament on Saturday as Portugal came from 2-0 down to hold Sweden to a 2-2 draw in their final Group A fixture.

The forward was introduced as a substitute with Portugal trailing 2-1 in Gori, Georgia, and helped his country level through Benfica forward Joao Filipe’s late penalty.

Portugal will take on the Netherlands in the semi-finals after the Dutch finished second to Trott’s England in Group B.

The point saw Quina and company top Group A ahead of the Czech Republic, who defeated the host nation 2-0 in their third group fixture to set up a semi-final clash with the Young Lions.

Goalkeeper Trott was again on the substitutes’ bench as England thrashed Germany 4-1 in Tbilisi on Sunday to finish with a perfect nine points from nine.

The two semi-finals will take place on Wednesday, with Portugal versus the Netherlands in Tbilisi at 2pm BST and England taking on the Czechs in the same city three hours later. Both ties will be screened live by British Eurosport.

The final will take place on Saturday 15 July.

Elsewhere, Reece Oxford made his first appearance for loan club Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, when he played the whole second half in a 1-0 win over Regionalliga West outfit Wuppertaler SV.