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What is the best U21 starting XI of all time?

Published: Sunday 28 June 2015, 13.00CET
UEFA.com offers up ten of the best Under-21 lineups of the past – which great sides have we forgotten? Let us know on @UEFAUnder21 using #U21EURO.
What is the best U21 starting XI of all time?
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Published: Sunday 28 June 2015, 13.00CET

What is the best U21 starting XI of all time?

UEFA.com offers up ten of the best Under-21 lineups of the past – which great sides have we forgotten? Let us know on @UEFAUnder21 using #U21EURO.

Portugal and Sweden will meet at the Eden Stadium in Prague on Tuesday in the 20th UEFA European Under-21 Championship final.Their achievement in getting this far speaks for itself, but how do the two teams stand up when compared with some of the great U21 sides of the past? UEFA.com drew on its network of correspondents from across Europe to look for some of the best XIs that have turned out over the years.

Which side is the best? Who have we missed out? Let us know your thoughts on @UEFAUnder21 using #U21EURO.

Croatia (2004-06 qualifying)
Vranjić, Pelaić, Ćorluka, Vukman, Vučko, Modrić, Bartulović, Vukojević, Marčić, Kranjčar, Eduardo

Czech Republic (2002 final)
Čech, Jiránek, Voříšek, Grygera, Zelenka, Baroš, Vachoušek, Piták, Rozehnal, Hübschman, Skácel

England (1998-00 qualifying)
Wright, Dyer, Johnson, Carragher, Ferdinand, Barry, Lampard, Gerrard, Heskey, Hendrie, Campbell

France (1994 semi-finals)
Dutruel, Llacer, Dieng, Thuram, S. Blanc, Makelele, Carotti, Micoud, Zidane, Pedros, Ouédec

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Germany (2009 final)
Neuer, Beck, Boateng, Höwedes, Boenisch, Hummels, Johnson, Castro, Khedira, Özil, Wagner

Italy (1986 final)
Zenga, Ferri, Baroni, Cravero, Francini, Donadoni, De Napoli, Giannini, Matteoli, Mancini,  Vialli

Netherlands (2002-04 qualifying)
Coutinho, Boulahrouz, Colin, Schut, Leiwakabessy,  De Jong, Oost, Sneijder, Demouge, Van Persie, Robben

Portugal (1994 final)
Brassard; Nelson, Paulo Torres, Rui Bento, Jorge Costa; Abel Xavier, Capucho, Luís Figo, Rui Costa; Toni, João Vieira Pinto

Spain (2013 final)
De Gea, Montoya, Bartra, Martínez, Moreno, Illaramendi, Thiago, Koke, Tello, Isco, Morata

Yugoslavia (1990 semi-finals)
Leković, Panadić, Brnović, Djukić, Mihajlović, Jarni, Novak, Savičević, Boban, Prosinečki, Šuker

Last updated: 28/06/15 21.04CET

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