Internationals: Chris Rigg heading to Under-17 World Cup

Chris Rigg has been called up to England Under-17s’ squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Indonesia.

The Young Lions have been placed in Group C alongside Brazil, Iran and New Caledonia.

England’s campaign begins on Saturday 11 November against New Caledonia at Jakarta International Stadium before they take on Iran on Tuesday 14 November at the same venue.

Their group fixtures then conclude on Friday 17 November against Brazil, with the game once again being played in Jakarta.

Subsequently, Rigg will miss a number of the Club’s Sky Bet Championship fixtures with the final being played on Saturday 2 December.

Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman said: “We’re all delighted with Chris’ development and there is a shared sense of pride throughout the Club that he’s been selected to represent England at such a prestigious tournament. It’s a mark of his progression that we had to discuss the implications that his absence would have on our squad, but both Tony and I felt this was a vital and unique experience for Chris and we’re looking forward to supporting him from afar.”

Best of luck, Riggy!

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