The basics: #U21EURO Group B preview

Debutants FYR Macedonia, 2015 runners-up Portugal, four-time winners Spain and Serbia are in Group B – when are the games, who are the players to watch and which senior internationals are in action?

Portugal finished runners-up to Sweden in 2015
Portugal finished runners-up to Sweden in 2015 ©Getty Images

UEFA.com takes a closer look at the U21 EURO Group B contenders ahead of the start of the action on Friday.

FYR MACEDONIA

Fixtures: Spain (17 June, Gdynia), Serbia (20 June, Bydgoszcz), Portugal (23 June, Gdynia)
One to watch: Enis Bardi (Újpest)
Players with senior caps: Enis Bardi, David Babunski, Nikola Gjorgjev, Kire Markoski, Boban Nikolov, Marjan Radeski, Darko Velkovski, Gjoko Zajkov
Top scorer in qualifying: Kire Markoski (4)
Coach: Blagoja Milevski
U21 EURO best: debut

Watch how all the previous U21 finals were won
Watch how all the previous U21 finals were won

PORTUGAL

Fixtures: Serbia (17 June, Bydgoszcz), Spain (20 June, Gdynia), FYR Macedonia (23 June, Gdynia)
One to watch: Renato Sanches (Bayern München)
Players with senior caps: João Cancelo, Gonçalo Guedes, Ricardo Horta, Rúben Neves, Renato Sanches
Top scorer in qualifying: Gonçalo Paciência, André Silva (4)
Coach: Rui Jorge
U21 EURO best: runners-up 1994, 2015

SERBIA

Fixtures: Portugal (17 June, Bydgoszcz), FYR Macedonia (20 June, Bydgoszcz), Spain (23 June, Bydgoszcz)
One to watch: Andrija Živković (Benfica)
Players with senior caps: Marko Grujić, Nemanja Maksimović, Andrija Živković
Top scorer in qualifying: Uroš Djurdjević (9)
Coach: Nenad Lalatović
U21 EURO best: runners-up 2007 (winners as Yugoslavia 1978)

Marco Asensio is in the Spain squad
Marco Asensio is in the Spain squad©Iñigo Marín

SPAIN

Fixtures: FYR Macedonia (17 June, Gdynia), Portugal (20 June, Gdynia), Serbia (23 June, Bydgoszcz)
One to watch: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
Players with senior caps: Marco Asensio, Hector Bellerín, Gerard Deulofeu, Saúl Ñíguez, Mikel Oyarzabal, Denis Suárez, Iñaki Williams
Top scorer in qualifying: Gerard Deulofeu (8)
Coach: Albert Celades
U21 EURO best: winners 1986, 1998, 2011, 2013

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