THE UNDER-21 Euro 2021 tournament kicks off this week with the group stage.
But we’ll have to wait a little longer for the knockout rounds of the competition hosted by Slovenia and Hungary, which aren’t until the summer.
Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe will be in action for England
Why is the Euro U21 group stage in March and the knockouts in summer?
Because of coronavirus restrictions, the group stage for the Under-21 Euro 2021 tournament take place in March, but then the knockout stage is not until the summer.
The Under-21 Euros were set to take place from 9 to 26 June 2021, but because of the postponement of Euro 2020 to the summer of 2021 the Under-21s competition will now end just before Euro 2021 begins.
The new dates for the Under-21 Euros are 24 to 31 March, and then 31 May to 6 June.
The rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament then takes place from 11 June.
Mason Greenwood will feature for Aidy BoothroydCredit: Rex Features
What is England’s Euro 2021 Under-21 squad?
Goalkeepers: Josef Bursik (Stoke City), Josh Griffiths (Cheltenham Town, loan from West Bromwich Albion), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)
Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich City), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Marc Guehi (Swansea City, loan from Chelsea), Lloyd Kelly (AFC Bournemouth), Ryan Sessegnon (Hoffenheim, loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Steven Sessegnon (Bristol City, loan from Fulham), Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), Ben Wilmot (Watford)
Midfielders: Tom Davies (Everton), Ebere Eze (Crystal Palace), Conor Gallagher (West Bromwich Albion, loan from Chelsea), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Dwight McNeil (Burnley), Oliver Skipp (Norwich City, loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Attackers: Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)
What are England’s Euro 2021 group stage fixtures?
All matches will be live on Sky Sports
Thursday 25 March, 2pm (UK time) – England v Switzerland, Koper
Sunday 28 March, 8pm (UK time) – Portugal v England, Ljubljana
Wednesday 31 March, 5pm (UK time) – Croatia v England, Koper