England’s under-21s team have found out who they will face in their group for Euro 2019 after the draw was confirmed by UEFA yesterday.
The Three Lions were one of the top seeds, so they missed out on facing Italy and Germany (who won it in 2017).
12 countries feature in next year’s tournament, they are divided into three groups of four teams with the group winners qualifying for the semi-finals, the runners up of the group also go through to the knockout stage and 2020 Summer Olympics if best runner-up.
Aidy Boothroyd’s youngsters will face France (who haven’t won it since 1988) along with Romania and Croatia in Group C.
Group A sees five-time winners Italy with Spain (won it four times), Poland and Belgium.
In, Group B, Germany (two time winners) are drawn with Denmark, Serbia (1978 winners) and Austria.
The official result of the #U21EURO draw! 🤩
Let's hear your predictions for the three group winners… pic.twitter.com/k6ppfWcWoW
— UEFA U21 EURO (@UEFAUnder21) November 23, 2018
England will be aiming to win the competition for the first time since 1984. It’s certainly been a successful last couple of years for the Three Lions, with the under 17s winning the World Cup, the under 19s winning the Euros, the under 20s winning the World Cup and senior squad reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Euro 2019 will be hosted by Italy and San Marino between June 16 and June 30.