European Under-21 Championship

Spain U21s start with Russia test

December 18, 2012
By ESPN staff
Spain Under-21s will begin the defence of their European title with a meeting against Russia at next summer's Championship.

The last three champions of the competition, Spain, Germany and Netherlands, are alongside Russia in Group B.

England Under-21s, meanwhile, will face Italy in Group A in the opening match of the competition in Israel.

Stuart Pearce's side have been grouped with the Italians, Norway and host nation Israel in the eight-team tournament.

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