England to face Iceland at the Weston Homes in November.
England Under-21s v Iceland
UEFA European Championship Qualifier
7.30pm, Thursday 10 November 2011
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester United FC
Tickets £10 adults, £5 concessions, calling 0845 437 9089 or online at
For group rates and Charter Standard Club applications, see below
Colchester United will play host to Stuart Pearce’s England Under-21 side this November, as the venue for their 2013 UEFA Under-21 European Championship Group 8
Qualifier with Iceland
England will play at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Thursday 10 November 2011 in what will be their fourth match of eight in the qualification period for the Finals in Israel in two years' time.
It’s a quick return to Colchester for the Under-21s, who beat Lithuania 3-0 at the Essex venue in September 2010
, courtesy of a brace of goals from Danny Welbeck and one from Marc Albrighton.
It’s also the second time within a year that England will have faced their Iceland Under-21 counterparts on home soil, having been beaten 2-1 by the Icelanders at Preston North End in March
Pearce’s side will be fresh from an October trip to both Iceland
, where they will face a dual away test, having already started their campaign in style with a 6-0 victory over Azerbaijan
, which leaves the Young Lions top of the early qualification table.
Speaking ahead of the November visit, England boss Pearce said: “It’s great to be going back to Colchester, who were so welcoming when we last paid them a visit.
“It would be even better to host the Icelandics in front of a capacity crowd at the Community Stadium. Last time we were there we were able to go and see troops based at the Colchester barracks
and the people of the town gave us a great welcome and reception.
“Before that we’ve got some very difficult away ties, but if we can come away from those games with two good results then this game could become really important for us. By the time we finish this game we’ll be over half-way through our campaign and have a good idea about what we need to do to finish the job.
“Every year the crop of players we seem to get coming into the Under-21s gets more and more exciting and you only need to see the anticipation of the likes of Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck going in to the senior ranks, to know that you’ll get to see another glimpse of the future this time around.”Ticket Details
Tickets are now on sale direct from Colchester United FC
£10 for adults, £5 for concessionsPhone
0845 437 9089 Online www.colutickets.com
Group rates and Charter Standard clubs tickets are also available if booked before 3 November. Click below for the relevant form;Group Booking Form PDF
| WordCharter Standard Form PDF
| WordTo follow England Under-21s throughout their Euro 2013 qualification campaign, log on to TheFA.com, follow at www.twitter.com/thefadotcom or like at www.facebook.com/EnglandU21s