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Harry Sharman from Margate called up as mascot for England football team's game at Wembley


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A Margate boy’s dream of walking onto the pitch at Wembley will become a reality as England play Lithuania in a Euro qualifier on Friday.

And football-crazy Harry Sharman, nine, can’t wait to walk through the tunnel with his heroes to cheers from thousands of fans after receiving his England call up as a match-day mascot.

Harry Sharman
Harry Sharman

But this is not Cliftonville Primary School pupil Harry’s first taste of international football. The Ramsgate under 9s midfielder has watched many games from the stands of Wembley.

Mum Hayley Miller said: “We applied and got the invite about two weeks ago and he is over the moon.

“The FA sent us four tickets and he can’t wait to go with his dad, granddad and uncle and will be getting there earlier to have lunch and watch the England team warm-up.

“He has been to Wembley before, he’s seen Germany, Chile, Slovenia, Scotland, Norway and Peru play there, but hasn’t yet made it to any away games.”

Harry will meet with FA representatives and rehearse with his fellow mascots before being ready for kick off in the players’ tunnel at 7.30pm.

The FA is providing him with an England shirt, shorts and socks and a match day programme – he only needs to remember his boots!

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