2021 European U21 Championship draw: England U21s face Portugal, Croatia and Switzerland in Group D

England Under-21s have been drawn with Portugal, Croatia and Switzerland in Group D at next year’s European U21 Championship.

The 2021 tournament will be co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia, and features 16 teams for the first time.

The Championship will consist of four groups of four teams with the group winners and runners-up all reaching the quarter-finals.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament will be split over two periods with the group stage taking place from March 24-31, while the knockout stages will be held from May 31 with the final in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on June 6.

Players are eligible for the 2021 European U21 Championship if they were born on, or after, 1 January 1998.

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Holders Spain, who won the 2019 tournament after beating Germany in the final, are in Group B with co-hosts Slovenia, Czech Republic and Italy.

The tournament will be broadcast in the UK and the Republic of Ireland live on Sky Sports.

2021 European U21 Championship draw in full

Group A: Hungary, Germany, Romania, Netherlands

Group B: Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy

Group C: Russia, Iceland, France, Denmark

Group D: Portugal, Croatia, England, Switzerland

More to follow…

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