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Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn in frame for senior Wales callup

Ben Woodburn has represented Wales but could also opt to play for England.

Teenage Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn could join Wales' World Cup campaign against Republic of Ireland next week, ending doubts over his international future.

Woodburn became the youngest scorer in Liverpool history at 17 years and 45 days in an EFL Cup victory over Leeds in November.

His Liverpool debut came as a substitute against Sunderland in November, and he has now made seven appearances.

And Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts S4C's Sgorio programme: "He's knocking on the door now.

"What's definite is that there are a lot of young players in this group doing that, and we need that. We're really pleased with them.

"A lot of them have already been in our camps for a week at a time to get that experience so they can make that step when the chance comes."

Woodburn was born in Chester, near the England-Wales border. He qualifies for England but has been in the Wales setup since the age of 13.

Woodburn captained Wales at under-17 level and has also won under-19 caps.

PA Sport reported that England would be interested in Woodburn joining their setup, but a competitive appearance for Wales at senior level would seal his allegiance to the Euro 2016 semifinalists.


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