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U21 EURO semi-finals: England v Germany, Spain v Italy

The U21 EURO semi-finals have been confirmed, with Spain playing Italy in a 2013 final rematch and England taking on Germany in a repeat of the 2009 decider.

The U21 EURO semi-finalists are Germany, Italy, England and Spain
The U21 EURO semi-finalists are Germany, Italy, England and Spain ©

Spain will play Italy and England will take on Germany in Tuesday's U21 EURO semi-finals.

The U21 EURO semi-finals
England (Group A winners) v Germany (best runners-up) – 18:00CET, Tychy
Spain (Group B winners) v Italy (Group C winners) – 21:00, Krakow

The last time both these particular fixtures took place was in finals. Spain ran out 4-2 winners against Italy in Jerusalem in 2013, with Germany beating England 4-0 in Malmo in 2009.

How the U21 EURO runners-up ended
How the U21 EURO runners-up ended©

Italy booked their place on Saturday, a 1-0 defeat of Germany enough for them to finish top of Group C by virtue of a superior head-to-head record against their opponents. Stefan Kuntz's team nevertheless qualified as best runners-up, their goal difference of +4 one better than Slovakia, who finished second in Group A.

Group B winners Spain were first to go through to the semis with a game to spare on Tuesday, while England followed them as Group A table-toppers thanks to a 3-0 win against hosts Poland on Thursday.