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UEFA European Under-21 Championship squads

Marc-André ter Stegen was named in the Germany squad the morning after winning the UEFA Champions League, and all eight teams' 23-man selections are now in.

Marc-André ter Stegen the night before he was named in Germany's Under-21 squad
Marc-André ter Stegen the night before he was named in Germany's Under-21 squad ©Getty Images

The final 23-man squads have been announced for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, with hosts the Czech Republic among the last teams to unveil their selections on the 7 June deadline, along with Germany, Italy and Portugal. 

Follow the individual country links to see the squads in full.


Group A
Czech Republic
The hosts will be bolstered by a trio of full internationals when they begin their bid, with Pavel Kadeřábek, Václav Kadlec and Ladislav Krejčí all set to join up with the squad after returning from Icelend, where the Czech Republic contest a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier on Friday. The one major absence, on the other hand, is Watford FC forward Matěj Vydra, who has won 16 caps for the senior side.

The squad announcement meant disappointment for a quartet of players, meanwhile, with Roman Polom, Robert Hrubý, Stanislav Vávra and Tomáš Holeš all left out after inclusion in Jakub Dovalil's provisional squad. "It was not an easy decision," said the coach. "We had to take several factors into account: performances over the season, the results of detailed observation during games and also competition for their positions."

AFC Ajax striker Viktor Fischer has made the squad having only returned from 14 months out in April. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg will travel to the Czech Republic after facing Serbia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying on 13 June.

FC Barcelona's Marc-André ter Stegen was named in the Germany squad the morning after winning the UEFA Champions League, though he will not join up with the team until Saturday 13 June. Horst Hrubesch's side kick off their campaign in Prague four days later.

Coach Mladen Dodić has included senior international trio Filip Djuričić, Filip Kostić and Miloš Jojić but has left out Matija Nastasić, Lazar Marković and Aleksandar Mitrović to allow them to face Denmark in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.

"I spoke with them and they were ready to play," Dodić said. "But all three of them must spend the next two weeks with the seniors for the friendly against Azerbaijan and UEFA EURO 2016 Group I match in Denmark and can not be with us before the start of the tournament. In that case, and as they are tired after a long season, I decided to leave them out of this Championship."

Group B
Harry Kane, who scored 21 league goals for Tottenham Hotspur FC this season, is the highest-profile inclusion in a strong squad which includes fellow senior internationals John Stones, Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers plus ten-goal qualifying top scorer Saido Berahino. Also picked is Chelsea FC midfielder Ruben Lofus-Cheek, uncapped at U21 level but a veteran of four Premier League and UEFA Champions League appearances in 2014/15.

After recovering from a knee injury, ACF Fiorentina striker Federico Bernardeschi returns to Italy squad for the finals. "We will be on top form for the first game," said coach Luigi Di Biagio. Left-back Nicola Murru, midfielder Jacopo Dezi and striker Samuele Longo* have been left out but will keep training with the national team, in case of a last-minute change. Stefano Sturaro, who was an unused substitute for Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final in Berlin, will join his team-mates at a later stage. The Azzurrini will leave for the Czech Republic on Monday 15 June.

Eight full internationals will help Portugal vie for glory in the Czech Republic after Rui Jorge named Paulo Oliveira, Raphael Guerreiro, Bernardo Silva, João Mário, Rafa Silva, William Carvalho, Ivan Cavaleiro and Ricardo Horta in his final squad. AS Monaco FC's Bernardo and Sporting Clube de Portugal's William will join their colleagues after serving with the senior team in Portugal's UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier in Armenia on Saturday, and their friendly with Italy the following Tuesday.

Udinese Calcio midfielder Bruno Fernandes and FC Paços de Ferreira's Rúben Pinto have been omitted after being named in the provisional 25-man party. However, both will continue training with the rest of the squad until 11 June at the earliest.

IF Elfsborg's 20-year-old winger Arber Zeneli, a scorer of four goals in 11 Allsvenskan outings this season, is the only player in the Sweden squad who did not feature in qualifying. "I thought we were a little thin in terms of fast players," said coach Håkan Ericson. "We have Sam Larsson and Branimir Hrgota, but we needed one more. Arber is exceptionally fast. In the past he would mostly look to beat his opponent one on one. Now he has learnt to lift his head and see his team-mates. He has also learned a lot defensively."