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England U21s to face France, Romania and Croatia at Euro Finals next summer

Friday 23 Nov 2018
The draw for the 2019 U21 EURO was made on Friday evening

England U21s will face France, Romania and Croatia at next summer’s U21 EURO Finals in Italy.

The Young Lions were drawn out in Group C on Friday evening, at the event in Bologna with Italian legend Andrea Pirlo helping to pull out the balls.

And all 12 nations at next summer’s competition can now start to plot their path to Euro glory, with three groups decided at Friday’s event.

Group One saw hosts Italy drawn alongside Spain, Poland and Belgium, with Group Two featuring Germany, Denmark, Serbia and Austria.

Aidy Boothroyd will already be planning for the games and his squad have already played Romania this year, as they were visitors to Molineux in March for the Cyrille Regis International which saw the Young Lions win by 2-1.

The group stage of the competition sees each nation play each other once, with the top team in the groups along with the best runner-up progressing to the semi-finals.

England's group games will be played on 18, 21 and 24 June. Semi-finals will take place on 27 June with the Final on 30 June. Venues are to be confirmed shortly.

The Finals take place between 16-30 June in Italy, with the teams in each group playing each other before the top three teams and best runner-up progress to the knockout stage in the shape of semi-finals.

Match venues for the tournament are as follows:

Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna
Stadio Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia
Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena
Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste
Stadio Friuli, Udine
San Marino Stadium, Serravalle

By FA Staff