Slovakia and Italy open semi-final fixtures

The UEFA European Under-17 Championship semi-final schedule has been confirmed, with host nation Slovakia and Italy getting the last four under way on Tuesday in Zilina.

Hosts Slovakia play in Tuesday's first semi-final

Hosts Slovakia will play Italy on Tuesday in the opening semi-final of the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

Having secured their place in the last four by topping Group A on their first finals appearance in this age category, Slovakia will take to the Štadión MŠK Žilina pitch to play the Azzurrini at 16.00CET.

Later that day, at the same venue, Group B winners Russia will get a feel of the Zilina stadium for the first time when they meet Group A runners-up Sweden at 20.30CET. Live updates from both matches will be available on

Both semi-finals will be broadcast live on Eurosport 1.