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

England learn opposition for 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying

Thursday 28 Jan 2021
The draw for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification has been made

England have been drawn in qualifying Group G for the 2023 UEFA Under-21 European Championship.

 The Young Lions will face Czech Republic, Slovenia, Albania, Kosovo and Andorra in qualifying, as they look to secure a spot at the finals in Georgia and Romania.

With Aidy Boothroyd's side currently getting set for the finals of the current edition, which will take place across March and June this year, qualification for the 2023 tournament will begin in September.

England will face Czech Republic, Slovenia, Albania, Kosovo and Andorra

The draw means our Under-21s have been paired with Albania, Kosovo and Andorra for the second qualifying campaign running. Boothroyd's side picked up five wins and one draw against the three nations, helping them finish unbeaten and secure a spot in this year's finals.


The 2023 finals will be the 24th edition of the tournament, with our Young Lions winning the competition in 1982 and 1984.

Fixture dates (all kick-off times and venues to be confirmed in due course):

England v Kosovo – 7 September 2021
Slovenia v England – 7 October 2021
Andorra v England – 11 October 2021
England v Czech Republic – 11 November 2021
England v Andorra – 25 March 2022
Albania v England – 29 March 2022
Czech Republic v England – 3 June 2022
England v Albania – 7 June 2022
Kosovo v England – 10 June 2022
England v Slovenia – 14 June 2022

*Please note, fixture dates are subject to change.
By Tom Biggs