Under-21s set for Mons trip
Thursday, 13 October, 2011
Venue confirmed for Under-21s qualifier in Belgium next month.
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With three wins from three games so far in their Euro 2013 Qualification campaign, England Under-21s will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of Group 8 next month during another double-header.
Stuart Pearce’s side will play the first of two games at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium on Thursday 10 November against Iceland, who they beat 3-0 in Reykjavik last week with Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain firing a hat-trick.
Then, four days later, the Three Lions are back on the road and travel to face Belgium on Monday 14 November. And the venue for their final game of 2011 has now been confirmed.
The Stade Charles Tondreau is the home of RAEC Mons and will play host to England’s meeting with the Belgians. The match will kick-off at 8.45pm local time (7.45pm GMT).
Belgium sit third on the group on four points after a win and a draw against Azerbaijan and defeat to Iceland, so they will be keen to get a result against the Three Lions to keep them in the hunt for qualification.
For any England fans keen to follow Pearce’s men in Belgium, Mons is situated south-west of Brussels, near the border with France, and just west of Charleroi, where the England senior team played two group matches during the Euro 2000 Finals. It’s just a two-hour drive from Calais and a short hop on the train from Lille.
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