Men's Under 21s
Men's Under 21s

England U21s leave their Euro group base in Kielce, as focus turns to semi-finals

Friday 23 Jun 2017
The England Under-21s prepare to leave the Binkowski Hotel in Kielce

The England Under-21s squad said a fond farewell to their Euro base in Kielce on Friday afternoon.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side have been staying at the Binkowski resort in the town for the last 11 days, playing all three of their Group A games at the nearby Kielce Stadium.

UEFA U21 European Championship
  • Semi-Finals
  • 5pm or 7.45pm, Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • Krakow or Tychy
  • Live on Sky Sports

But after Thursday’s victory over Poland saw the Young Lions top the group table to secure a place in the semi-finals, it was time to leave for pastures new.

Goals from Demarai Gray, Jacob Murphy and Lewis Baker ensured a 3-0 win over the competition hosts and the squad followed that up on Friday morning with a recovery session at the hotel, including yoga, swimming and gym work, for those who didn’t feature in the game.

The squad then packed up to leave for their new base in Krakow, where they will await news of their semi-final opponents who will come from Groups B or C.

At the moment, the opposition and venue for Tuesday’s games won’t be confirmed until Saturday evening, after Group C’s final fixtures have been concluded although it will be played in either Krakow or Tychy

England's opponents could be the winners of Group C, featuring Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and Denmark or the best runner-up from B or C, should the nations in those groups better second-placed Slovakia’s record in Group A.but there's sure to be more twists in the tale to come.

In the meantime, why not download our U21 Euro Finals wall-chart below, to plot the competition’s progress so far.

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By Nicholas Veevers in Kielce, Poland