When does the European Under-21 Championship start? Full fixture list, dates, kick-off times and venues

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Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions take on France, Romania and Croatia in the tournament in Italy

England’s Young Lions will be in European Under-21 Championship action this summer as they strive for glory in Italy.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side are set to take on Europe’s best again after just missing out on the final in 2017.

Aidy Boothroyd’s England will be at the European Under-21 Championship this summer

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Aidy Boothroyd’s England will be at the European Under-21 Championship this summer

England lost on penalties to Germany who they then went on to win the title in the last tournament.

The up and coming stars of English football will now be looking to reach the final in Udinese’s home, the Stadio Friuli on June 30.

Here’s a full rundown of all the fixtures for the 2019 European Under-21 Championship.


Group stage

Sunday 16 June

Group A: Poland v Belgium (Reggio Emilia, 18:30)
Group A: Italy v Spain (Bologna, 21:00)

Monday 17 June

Group B: Serbia v Austria (Trieste, 18:30)
Group B: Germany v Denmark (Udine, 21:00)

Tuesday 18 June

Group C: Romania v Croatia (San Marino, 18:30)
Group C: England v France (Cesena, 21:00)

Wednesday 19 June

Group A: Spain v Belgium (Reggio Emilia, 18:30)
Group A: Italy v Poland (Bologna, 21:00)

Thursday 20 June

Group B: Denmark v Austria (Udine, 18:30) 
Group B: Germany v Serbia (Trieste, 21:00)
Friday 21 June

Group C: England v Romania (Cesena, 18:30)
Group C: France v Croatia (San Marino, 21:00)

Saturday 22 June

Group A: Belgium v Italy (Reggio Emilia, 21:00)
Group A: Spain v Poland (Bologna, 21:00)

Sunday 23 June

Group B: Austria v Germany (Udine, 21:00)
Group B: Denmark v Serbia (Trieste, 21:00)

Monday 24 June

Group C: Croatia v England (San Marino, 21:00)
Group C: France v Romania (Cesena, 21:00)

Germany beat Spain to win the European Under-21 Championship in 2017

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Germany beat Spain to win the European Under-21 Championship in 2017

Knock-out phase

Group winners and best runner-up qualify for the semi-finals
Possible Olympic play-off*

Second best runner-up v third best runner-up (Cesena)

*Will be played on 28 June if England (ineligible for the Olympic men’s football tournament) qualify for the semi-finals, which will otherwise provide the four European contenders in Japan in 2020.

Semi-finals

Thursday 27 June

1 Winner Group A v runner-up Group B/C or winner Group C (Bologna, 18:00)
2 Winner Group B v runner-up Group A or winner Group C (Reggio Emilia, 21:00)

Final

Sunday 30 June

Winner semi-final 1 v winner semi-final 2 (Udine, 20:45)





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