U21s to swoop into Canaries' nest for Euro showdown with Romania.
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England Under-21s will play the first leg of their UEFA European Championship play-off against Romania at Norwich City’s Carrow Road stadium next month.
Stuart Pearce’s men qualified from their group last week after wins over Portugal and Lithuania secured their place as one of the four best-placed runner-up. They were then paired with Romania in Friday’s draw in Denmark.
The two-legged play-off will take place next month with a place in the Finals in Denmark next summer up for grabs for the winner. The Three Lions will first welcome their opponents to Norfolk on Friday 8 October before travelling to the northern Romanian town of Botosani for the decider on Tuesday 12 October (7.30pm ko TBC).
"The game is massive for England and massive for our young players to give them some cutting edge experience of big international football matches at a great venue,” England Coach Stuart Pearce told TheFA.com.
"We've had some decent results at Norwich before and we've always been helped by a very passionate support. The atmosphere they create at Carrow Road, where the fans are really tight in to the pitch, generates some great noise and we'll want to recreate that with a big crowd there."
Carrow Road has seen plenty of international football over the years, having hosted England matches at Under-23, Under-21, Youth, Amateur and Women’s levels. A crowd of 38,000 saw an Under-23 team including legends Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves play Czechoslovakia in the 1950s.
The Under-21s have been to Norwich three times and won all three matches. It was 4-1 against Denmark in a UEFA Championship qualifier in 1983 and 4-2 against Greece in the second leg of a UEFA play-off in 1997. They achieved a 5-0 friendly win over Slovakia on their most recent visit three years ago.
Meanwhile, the meeting will be the sixth with Romania at Under-21 level. England have won twice, drawn twice and lost once – but the only defeat came in the Romanian town of Ploesti 30 years ago. Since then England have won UEFA Championship qualifiers 3-0 at Swindon Town’s County Ground in 1981 and Ipswich Town’s Portman Road in 1985.
In the most recent match, a friendly at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate three years ago, Matt Derbyshire gave England an early lead before the visitors scored a freakish goal on 25 minutes to earn a 1-1 draw.
"We're looking forward to the game but we know it's going to be tough,” added Pearce. “The Romanian's have qualified strongly against some good opposition so we'll need to be really well supported on the night so I'd urge everyone to come along and see us in action.” Ticket Details
Tickets for the fixture are available now and are priced at £10 for adults and just £5 for under 16s and over 60s.
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