Search

England Under-21s to face Italy in Euro opener

13:34 18 December 2012

England Under-21s will face Italy in the opening match of next summer’s European Championship finals.

Stuart Pearce’s side have been grouped with the Italians, Norway and host nation Israel in the eight-team tournament.

The Azzurri, coached by Devis Mangia, will be the first test in Group A as England’s tournament begins at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv on June 5.

Pearce’s Young Lions meet Norway at the Ha Moshava Stadium in Petach Tikva three days later before facing Israel at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium on June 11.

The last three champions of the competition, Spain, Germany and Holland, join Russia in Group B.

The top two teams from each group progress to the semi-finals where they will bid to reach the final at the Teddy Stadium on June 18.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:50
Leyton Orient manager Fabio Liverani (pic: EMPICS Sport/Scott Heavey).

O’s boss insists he won’t resign despite relegation, but will meet chairman to discuss the future

Lloyd James
Swindon Town's Tyrell Belford brings down Leyton Orient's Lloyd James to concede a penalty and earn a red card (pic: EMPICS Sport/Scott Heavey).

Sky Bet League One: Swindon Town 2 Leyton Orient 2

Josh Wright
Yesterday, 08:39
Darius Henderson celebrates with Chris Dagnall (pic: Simon O'Connor)

O’s to check on the fitness of Darius Henderson before crunch clash

Josh Wright
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Barking celebrate victory over Clapton in the Essex Senior League's Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy final at Burnham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy: Barking 4 Clapton 2

Leslie Field

Most read sport

Competitions

Pop on the most stylish eyewear around from Specsavers.

London eyecare specialists Specsavers are offering London24 readers the chance to win a £150 voucher to spend on stylish eyewear in the city.

Read more
Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder