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Bradley Lowery to be England mascot

The five-year-old football fan has been invited by the FA to be an England mascot. Credit: ITV News

The Football Association has invited Bradley Lowery to be a mascot when England play Lithuania in the World Cup qualifier on the 26th March.

The five-year-old football fan has accepted the chance to step out in front of thousands of England fans at Wembley Stadium.

He's no stranger to cheering crowds though, as he's already been a mascot for his favourite team Sunderland.

He was also invited to lead out the Everton team at their game with Manchester City in January this year.

Bradley Lowery on the pitch before Everton's game with Manchester City at Goodison Park, Liverpool, January 2017. Credit: PA

Bradley, who's from Blackhall Colliery in County Durham is battling neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer.

Earlier this week, his family received the devastating news that he has developed a new tumour.

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