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England opener against Italy

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England opener against Italy (©GettyImages)
England opener against Italy (©GettyImages).

England Under-21s will face Italy in the opening match of next summer's European Championship finals.

Stuart Pearce's side have been grouped with the Italians, Norway and host nation Israel in the eight-team tournament.

The Azzurri, coached by Devis Mangia, will be the first test in Group A as England's tournament begins at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv on June 5.

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