Lewis receives England call

28 May 2009 10:31
Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis has been included in England's under-21 squad for next month's European Championship in Sweden. Lewis will fly out to Spain with the rest of Stuart Pearce's 23-man squad on Sunday for a pre-tournament training camp. The youngsters will then return to home soil to play a friendly against Azerbaijan at stadium:mk on June 8 before finally flying over to Scandinavia. The tournament gets underway on June 15 with England taking on Finland on the same day, before further group games against Spain and Germany on June 18 and 22 respectively. The semi-finals take place on June 26 and the final in Malmo on June 29. With Manchester City's Joe Hart almost certain to be number one, Lewis - who has got three caps for the under-21's - will be competing with Watford's Scott Loach to be first-choice back-up. Theo Walcott, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Micah Richards and Mark Noble, among others, have all been named in a strong squad.

Source: Eurosport