England draw Sweden, Poland and Slovakia in European Under-21 Championships

Interim England Under-21s manager Aidy Boothroyd sings the national anthem before his side's friendly against Italy Under-21s at St Mary's Stadium on November 10, 2016
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England Under-21s are drawn alongside hosts Poland, holders Sweden and Slovakia for next summer's European Under-21 Championships.

England Under-21s have been drawn alongside hosts Poland, holders Sweden and Slovakia for next summer's European Under-21 Championships.

The Young Lions came through qualifying comfortably, reaching the finals unbeaten under the guidance of first Gareth Southgate, then Aidy Boothroyd.

England, Poland, Sweden and Slovakia are in Group A after the draw for the tournament was made on Thursday in Krakow, and will play their fixtures in Kielce and Lublin.

Elsewhere, Group B contains Portugal, Serbia, Spain and Macedonia, while Group C features Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark and Italy.

The competition starts on June 16 and the final takes place in Krakow on June 30.

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd gives instructions during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Torquay United at Sixfields Stadium on August 24, 2013
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