It’s been 39 years since England’s European Under-21 Championship clinched the title – but that may change when they take on Spain in the stunning final THIS Saturday.
Goals from Morgan Gibbs-White, Cole Palmer and Cameron Archer saw the Young Lions beat Israel in Wednesday’s semifinals.
And it was a result that meant England will now be in a top-flight European game for the first time since 2009 – a night they are so eager to forget.
In addition, Lee Carsley’s side are considered favorites for the final, having not conceded a goal in the entire competition.
However, Spain are the champions of this tournament as La Rojita have won three of the last seven European trophies.
When will the Euro 2023 final between England U21 and Spain U21 take place?
- England’s Euro 2023 grand final against Spain takes place THIS Saturday 8th July.
- Launch is scheduled for 5pm BST – 8pm local time.
- Adjarabet Arena in Georgia is the chosen venue for this delicious game and can seat approximately 20,035 fans.
- Premier League icon James Milner was on the goalscoring chart the last time England under-21s defeated Spain under-21s in 2009.
Is the final of the EM 2023 on TV?
- Unfortunately, the EURO final between England U21 and Spain U21 will NOT be broadcast live in the UK.
- However, SunSport will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage of the entire action via our live blog.
Where can I watch it for FREE?
UEFA has announced that spectators will be able to follow the action for FREE via the official UEFA website.
What’s new from the team?
England manager Lee Carsley is once again without Aston Villa star Jacob Ramsey, who picked up an injury in the 1-0 quarter-final win over Portugal.
However, Norwich full-back Max Aarons and West Ham defender Ben Johnson are returning after serving suspensions in Israel’s semi-final triumph.
Full length England U21 squad
Goalkeeper: Josh Griffiths (West Bromwich Albion), Carl Rushworth (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Trafford (Manchester City)
Defender: 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)
Midfield player: Tommy Doyle (Manchester City), Harvey Elliott (Liverpool), James Garner (Everton), Angel Gomes (Lille), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forward: Cameron Archer (Aston Villa), Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Noni Madueke (Chelsea), Cole Palmer (Manchester City) Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)
What are the odds?
- England U21 wins 33/20
- Spain U21 wins 13/8
*Quotes courtesy of ladrbokes are correct at the time of publication