European Under-21 Championship to kick off in Prague

The UEFA European Under-21 Championship in football gets underway in the Czech Republic at 6 PM on Wednesday evening with a curtain raiser in Prague featuring the hosts and Denmark. The biggest event of its kind ever held in the country, it will feature eight teams, with the Czech Republic and England top seeded. Games will be played in the capital, Olomouc and Uherské Hradiště. Tournament Ambassador and former European player of the year Pavel Nedvěd said he was envious that the Czech juniors were getting to perform in such a tournament on home soil.

Author: Ian Willoughby