Under-21s will meet Serbia in next month's Euro 2013 play-off double header.
Serbia stand between England and a place in their fourth consecutive UEFA European Under-21 Championship Finals.
The draw for next month's play-off double-header was made today at UEFA's HQ in Nyon, and Stuart Pearce's men were paired with the Serbians who finished qualifying as winners of Group 4.
A nation with a good record in this competition having reached the Final twice in the last ten years, as well as another semi-final appearance, Serbia were unbeaten during qualifying.
The last time the two sides met was back in the 2007 Finals tournament. Pearce's side were in the same group as Serbia in Holland and won 2-0, though both teams reached the last four.
Having topped their qualifying group, too, the Three Lions were placed in Pot A in the draw with six other seeded nations. They would therefore avoid the three previous winners of this competition; Spain, Germany and Holland.
The play-off draw in full
Spain v Denmark
Italy v Sweden
Czech Republic v Russia
Slovakia v Holland
Germany v Switzerland
England v Serbia
France v Norway
Teams listed first play at home first.
Matches will be played betwen 12 and 16 October with the seven winners joining hosts Israel in the Final tournament from 5 to 18 June next year.
Details of where and when England will play Serbia will be confirmed here soon.