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England U19s have home advantage in the U19 EURO Elite Round qualifiers next month

Wednesday 20 Feb 2019
England U19s will play all three of their Elite qualifiers at St. George's Park in March

England U19s will enjoy home advantage during next month’s UEFA U19 EURO Elite Round qualifiers.

The Young Lions play host to Czech Republic, Greece and Denmark in March, with all four nations battling to secure a spot at this summer’s Euro Finals in Armenia.

Only the team who finishes top of the group will progress to July’s tournament and fixture dates and venues for the games have now been confirmed.
Keith Downing’s squad will play all three of their games at St. George’s Park, kicking-off on Wednesday 20 March against Czech Republic.

They will then take on Greece in their second game on Saturday 23 March, before the final fixture takes place on Tuesday 26 March.

England have enjoyed an impressive campaign to date, picking up victories over the likes of Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Macedonia in their build-up to the first qualifying round last November.

There, they beat Moldova and Iceland to secure progress before losing their final game by 1-0 to group hosts Turkey.

Kick-off times for the Elite Round are still to be confirmed, but dates for all six games and venues are as follows:-

Wednesday 20 March
England v Czech Republic – St. George’s Park
Greece v Denmark – Loughborough University Stadium

Saturday 23 March
Greece v England – St. George’s Park
Czech Republic v Denmark – Loughborough University Stadium

Tuesday 26 March
Denmark v England – St. George’s Park
Czech Republic v Greece – Loughborough University

*All games at St. George’s Park are for invited guests only

By Nicholas Veevers