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England U21s to play at Vitality Stadium

Lewis Cook plays a pass for the England under-20s.

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International football is coming back to Vitality Stadium!

England Under-21s will kick off their new Euro qualifying campaign in September, with Vitality Stadium set to host the Young Lions’ opening home qualifier.

The road to Italy and San Marino, who host the next Euro finals in 2019, begins for the England Under-21s with a trip to face the Netherlands on Friday 1st September.

And four days later Aidy Boothroyd’s side will be back on home soil to take on Latvia at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday 5th September, kick off 7.45pm.

It will be the first time that Vitality Stadium has staged an under-21 international fixture, having previously hosted England Women and the men’s under-20 and under-19 teams in recent years.

Boothroyd takes his squad into the new campaign on the back of this summer’s trip to Poland for the Euro finals where the Young Lions reached the semi-final stage, drawing 2-2 after extra time with eventual champions Germany and eventually losing on penalties.

Five members of the squad which featured in Poland are still eligible to feature in the 2019 championships, including Demarai Gray, Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Mason Holgate and Angus Gunn.

And the players who helped England to win the Under-20 World Cup and Under-19 European Championship this summer, notably Lewis Cook and Aaron Ramsdale, could also come into contention for the under-21s’ new term.

Tickets for the match are now on sale, with prices listed below.

Adults: £10
Children (under-18): £5
OAPs: £5
Students: £5 (valid NUS Card must apply)
Family ticket*: £20 (2 adults and 2 children
Disabled*: Full price according to age category with carer going free
Group bookings for 15 people or more (no age restrictions and bookable in advance only)*: £5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Charter Standard Clubs*: Up to ten complimentary tickets on proof of membership with any additional uptake at the group rate

Click here to buy tickets online. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased in-person from the ticket office at Vitality Stadium.

*available on phone or in-person only

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