ENGLAND initiate their euro U21 campaign against previous rivals France, in a gap game that would decide WHO crack cluster C.
Spoilt for selection with young native talent, Young Lions manager Aidy Boothroyd are going to be hoping he will lead his team to glory this summer.
England begins their seventh sequent European Under-21 Championship campaign against France at Cesena’s Stadio Dino Manuzzi on Tuesday night.
Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions ar thought of among the favorites for the 12-team tournament being vied across
Italy and San poet, tho’ their spectacular 18-match unconquered streak was terminated by a slender defeat to defensive champions Germany in March.
That was the sole loss inflicted upon 2017 semi-finalists England – whose spectacular squad options the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka,
Phil Foden, Ryan Sessegnon, Mason Mount, James Maddison and Tammy Abraham – in their last twenty matches
and they can have to be compelled to have their wits concerning them against a similarly-fancied French aspect spearheaded by Lyon frontman Moussa Dembele.
England, consecutive winners in 1982 and 1984, conjointly face Balkan state and Hrvatska in cluster C over consecutive six days
and Boothroyd has stressed the requirement for his players to form a quick begin to the competition, with solely cluster winners and also the best competitor advancing to the semi-finals.
England have the luxurious of a work squad to decide on from and can be light-emitting diode by Jake Clarke-Salter
when the Chelsea center-back – WHO spent last season on loan at Vitesse city – was named tournament captain on Monday.
Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn, Dean Henderson, Freddie Woodman
Defenders: Jake Clarke-Salter, Jay Dasilva, Lloyd Kelly, Jonjoe Kenny, Ezri Konsa, Fikayo Tomori, Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Midfielders: Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury, Kieran Dowell, Phil Foden, Morgan Gibbs-White, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Ryan Sessegnon,
Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Dominic Solanke, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Demarai Gray, Reiss Nelson
Goalkeepers: Pual Bernardoni, Gautier Larsonneur, Maxence Prévot
Defenders: Kelvin Amian, Moussa Niakhate, Dayot Upamecano, Fodé Ballo-Touré, Malang Sarr, Ibrahima Konaté, Colin Dagba, Anthony Caci
Midfielders: Lucas Tousart, Olivier Ntcham, Houssem Aouar, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde,Romain Del Castillo, Mattéo Guendouzi, Ibrahima Sissoko
Forwards: Jonathan Ikoné, Moussa Dembélé, Jonathan Bamba, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Marcus Thuram
England and France have claimed 2 wins for each one in six previous U21 conferences, with 2 attracts.
This is their 1st competitive clash since France won a monetary unit Play-Off 3-2 on combination back in Nov 2005.
France conjointly bested England in friendly matches in 2009 and 2014 before beating an equivalent opposition in Bondoufle in 2016 thanks in no tiny half to a brace from Dembele.
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Football channel, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £8.99.
Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
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