England drawn with Poland, Sweden and Slovakia at European U21 Championships
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 01/12/16 9:01pm
England will meet holders Sweden and hosts Poland in their group at the UEFA European U21 Championship next summer.
The team, who are currently managed by Aidy Boothroyd, will play all three of their Group A matches in Kielce with Slovakia the remaining opponent they will face.
England's group campaign will kick off against the Swedes on June 16 before a clash with Slovakia three days later and their finale against Poland on June 22 with all games at the Kolporter Arena, home of Korona Kielce.
Boothroyd was in charge of the team for their most recent game, a 3-2 defeat against France last month, with Gareth Southgate having been moved up to take over the senior side, a job he has now taken on a permanent basis.
The former Watford boss was also on the touchline for the final two qualifiers, as England ended their Group 9 campaign with six wins and two draws from eight games, and a 3-2 friendly win over Italy.
Their only win at that tournament in the Czech Republic came against Sweden, 1-0 thanks to a Jesse Lingard goal, but the Swedes made it out of the group and went on to beat Portugal in a penalty shootout to lift the trophy.
Portugal feature in Group B and they face an Iberian peninsula clash against Spain as well as meeting Serbia and FYR Macedonia, while Group C sees five-time winners Italy take on Germany, Denmark and the Czech Republic.
The three group winners progress to the semi-finals along with the best runner-up.