England U21s finals campaign to begin against Italy in Tel Aviv
England U21s will begin next summer's European Championship campaign against Italy in Tel Aviv.
Stuart Pearce's side are in Group A in the eight-team finals along with the Italians, Norway and Israel.
And first up on 5 June is an Azzurri side which beat England 1-0 in a friendly the last time they met - back in February 2011.
Norway are next in Petach Tikva on 8 June, three days before Pearce takes his squad to Jerusalem for a meeting with the hosts.
Group B is made up of Spain, Germany, Holland and Russia, and the final of the tournament is in Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium on 18 June.
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