Holders Spain will meet fellow five-time winners Italy in the 2021 Under-21 EURO group stage.
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Fellow five-time champions Spain and Italy will meet in the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship group stage after the final tournament draw was made in Nyon.
2021 U21 EURO final tournament draw
Group A: Hungary, Germany, Romania, Netherlands
Group B: Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy
Group C: Russia, Iceland, France, Denmark
Group D: Portugal, Croatia, England, Switzerland
The 2021 finals, co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia, have a unique format and schedule, with the group stage taking place from 24 to 31 March and then a separate eight-team knockout phase between 31 May and 6 June. The match schedule has been confirmed, with Groups A and C played in Hungary and Groups B and D in Slovenia.
What were the pots?
Groups A & B: 24/27/30 March
Groups C & D: 25/28/31 March
Quarter-finals: 31 May
Semi-finals: 3 June
Final: 6 June
- Spain won their fifth title in 2019, equalling Italy's record.
- Germany, England and the Netherlands are aiming for their third titles (the Soviet Union also won the tournament twice).
- France and Czech Republic are also past champions.
- England are making their eighth straight finals appearance, two more than any other nation has managed since a final tournament was introduced in 1994.
- Italy will compete for the 13th time out of the 15 final tournaments since 1994; prior to that date they had never failed to reach the quarter-finals.
- Romania got to the semi-finals in 2019, the first time they had qualified since 1998.
- Slovenia are making their debut in a U21 finals while Hungary last took part in 1996.