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Euro U21 Championship 2023: Full schedule and results, knockout stage fixtures and UK kick-off times as Young Lions in semi-final

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Jul 5, 2023
Euro U21 Championship 2023: Full schedule and results, knockout stage fixtures and UK kick-off times as Young Lions in semi-final

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The European U21 Championship is heating up as Europe’s best youngsters compete against each other for the title.

Georgia and Romania are co-hosting the competition, which kicked off a summer full of exciting international football. 

Lee Carsley's England are bidding for glory at the Euro U21 Championship

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Lee Carsley’s England are bidding for glory at the Euro U21 ChampionshipCredit: Getty

England are the favourites to become European champions for the first time since 1984 and it’s no surprise considering the faces in the Young Lions squad. 

Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe, Liverpool’s Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, Chelsea’s Noni Madueke and Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey are just some of the stars playing at the tournament. 

Germany were seen as the team to beat as they began the Euros as reigning champions, however, they failed to win a single game and were knocked out at the group stage.

Euro U21 Championship 2023: When and where is it? 

The UEFA European U21 Championship began on Wednesday, June 21 with the final being played on Saturday, July 8.

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The tournament is being co-hosted by Georgia and Romania. 

Games are taking place in Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest in Romania and in Batumi, Kutaisi and Tbilisi in Georgia. 

Euro U21 Championship 2023: Venues 

All matches at the European U21 Championship are being staged at eight stadiums in total.

They are split equally with four in Romania and four in Georgia. 

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Romania: 

  • CFR Cluj Stadium, Cluj-Napoca 
  • Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca 
  • Giulesti Stadium, Bucharest
  • Steaua Stadium, Bucharest 

Georgia: 

  • Shengelia Arean, Kutaisi 
  • Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi 
  • Batumi Arena, Batumi 
  • Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi
England's U21s have been unstoppable so far

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England’s U21s have been unstoppable so farCredit: Getty

Euro U21 Championship 2023: England fixtures 

England began their tournament on Thursday, June 22. 

They faced Czechia in their opening group game and sealed a 2-0 win before taking on Israel who they also beat 2-0.

The Young Lions then faced reigning champions Germany and beat them by the same score to end the group stage with a perfect record.

Carsley’s side edged past Portugal in the quarter-finals and have now booked a reunion with Israel in the final four.

All England games will be live on talkSPORT 2.

  • Czechia 0-2 England
  • England 2-0 Israel
  • England 2-0 Germany
  • Quarter-final: England 1-0 Portugal
  • Semi-final: Israel vs England

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

England squad for Euro U21 Championship

Goalkeepers: Josh Griffiths (West Bromwich Albion), Carl Rushworth (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Trafford (Manchester City)

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich City), Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Levi Colwill (Chelsea), Charlie Cresswell (Leeds United), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City), Ben Johnson (West Ham United), Luke Thomas (Leicester City)

Midfielders: Tommy Doyle (Manchester City), Harvey Elliott (Liverpool), James Garner (Everton), Angel Gomes (Lille), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards: Cameron Archer (Aston Villa), Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Noni Madueke (Chelsea), Cole Palmer (Manchester City) Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe is in the England squad

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Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe is in the England squadCredit: Getty

Euro U21 Championship 2023: Full schedule 

Group stage 

Wednesday, June 21

  • Ukraine 2-0 Croatia
  • Georgia 2-0 Portugal
  • Belgium 0-0 Netherlands
  • Romania 0-3 Spain  

Thursday, June 22 

  • Czechia 0-2 England
  • Germany 1-1 Israel
  • Norway 1-2 Switzerland
  • France 2-1 Italy

Saturday, June 24

  • Georgia 2-2 Belgium 
  • Portugal 1-1 Netherlands 
  • Romania 0-1 Ukraine 
  • Spain 1-0 Croatia

Sunday, June 25 

  • Czechia 2-1 Germany
  • England 2-0 Israel
  • Switzerland 2-3 Italy  
  • Norway 0-1 France  

Tuesday, June 27

  • Netherlands 1-1 Georgia
  • Portugal 2-1 Belgium  
  • Croatia 0-0 Romania
  • Spain 2-2 Ukraine

Wednesday, June 28 

  • Israel 1-0 Czechia
  • England 2-0 Germany
  • Italy 0-1 Norway
  • Switzerland 1-4 France

Quarter-finals 

Saturday, July 1 

  • Georgia 0-0 Israel (3-4 pens)
  • Spain 2-1 Switzerland (AET)

Sunday, July 2 

  • England 1-0 Portugal
  • France 1-3 Ukraine

Semi-final 

Wednesday, July 5 

  • Israel vs England – 5pm – LIVE on talkSPORT 2
  • Spain vs Ukraine – 8pm

Final

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Saturday, July 8 

  • Semi-final 1 winner vs Semi-final 2 winner – 5pm

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