England Under-21s will face opposition from neighbours Scotland when qualifying for the European Championship of 2019 gets underway later this year.
The draw for the qualifying round was made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Thursday morning, with a record 54 nations involved.
- Qualifying Round draw
- Thursday 26 January 2017
- Nyon, Switzerland
And the Young Lions were drawn out in Group 4, where they were also joined by Netherlands, Ukraine, Latvia and Andorra as the bid to qualify for the finals in Italy and San Marino in the summer of 2019 begins.
Fixture dates for the group will be confirmed in due course, with dates for the new qualifying stage set for March and June.
However, with England having reached this summer’s Euro Finals in Poland, they won’t begin the new campaign until September.
England's record in qualifying for the U21 Euro has been impressive, with the Young Lions reaching the last six Finals, the only nation to have done so.
The last time England played Scotland at U21 level came back in 2013, when Roy Hodgson took charge at Bramall Lane in a 6-0 win thanks to goals from Nathan Redmond, Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Connor Wickham, Jonjo Shelvey and Tom Carroll.