England Under-21s set for French test in Brest

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
Southgate will take his squad to face France on Monday 17 November
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England Under-21s will face a second game next month when they travel to France for another test in the build-up to the Euro Finals.

Gareth Southgate’s squad will head to Brest in the Brittany region of north-west France on Monday 17 November, where they will play Les Bleus.

France v England

International U21s Match
8pm, Monday 17 November 2014
Stade Francis-Le Ble, Brest
Live on BT Sport

And it will be England’s second game in five days of that international week, after facing fellow Euro Finalists Portugal at Burnley’s Turf Moor on Thursday 13 November.

The Three Lions secured their place at next summer's Euro Finals earlier in October, after a 4-2 aggregate win against Croatia.

Goals from Harry Kane and Saido Berahino in the first leg at Molineux gave Southgate's side a deserved 2-1 lead ahead of the second leg, where away goals from Liam Moore and Will Hughes complemented another strong team performance in Vinkovci.

France Under-21s also reached the Euro play-offs, but missed out on a trip to Czech Republic for the Finals next June after losing to Sweden.

It did look as though Pierre Mankowski’s side were heading through when they took a 2-0 lead from the first leg in Le Mans over to Sweden.

But they were caught cold in Halmstad, where Sweden turned the deficit around by sweeping into a 3-0 lead to shock France.

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A late goal from Layvin Kurzawa looked to be enough to have sealed progress for Mankowski’s team via away goals, but when Sweden bounced straight back with another late goal, the writing was on the wall.

Head coach Mankowski will remain in charge of the Under-21s for this fixture, which is being played at Stade Francis-Le-Ble, home of second tier club Stade Brestois.

The match will also be televised on BT Sport.

Tickets for the game cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. A family ticket is available for £20, which includes two adults and two children. Call 01282 70003 for more details.

Charter Standard clubs clubs can apply for group bookings via the attached form here.

Click here to apply for group bookings for 15 people or more (no age restrictions and bookable in advance only): £5 adults and £2.50 concessions.

Hospitality is also available in the Jimmy Adamson Suite, costing £59 per person. The package includes: one-course meal, programme, teamsheet and executive seating to watch the game, along with half-time refreshments. To book, call the commercial team on 01282 700007, or e-mail commercial@burnleyfc.com

By Nicholas Veevers