The draws for England’s respective U17 and U19 EURO 2021-22 qualifying rounds have been made with some exciting ties to look forward to.
Ian Foster's MU19s were drawn alongside Sweden, Switzerland and Andorra in Group 1 with the matches set to take place between August and November next year.
England were crowned champions for the first time in the 2017 edition of the tournament with a squad featuring Reece James and Mason Mount, who have already become regulars in Gareth Southgate’s seniors.
The top two from each group plus the third-placed team with the best record against the leading pair will progress to join top seeds Portugal in the elite round.
The elite round is scheduled for spring 2022 ahead of the summer finals in Slovakia.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, the draw for the U17 EURO qualifiers took place with Justin Cochrane’s team landing in the same group as Slovakia, Belarus and Armenia in Group 13.
England have twice been winners, in 2010 and 2014, and will be looking to add a third crown at the finals in Israel in May 2022.
The same qualifying rules as the U19 EURO apply with games with the matches scheduled between July and November 2021.