Sunday, 12 June 2011

0 European U21 championships: England vs Spain could it be like Barcelona and Manchester?

England under 21 squad is set to kicks of the European U21 championship campaign against Spain today. Stuart Pearce’s squad reached the competition final last year but were beaten 4-0 by German. The championship kicked off yesterday and saw Belarus emerging victorious against Iceland with 2-0 win and Switzerland beat Denmark 1-0 in Group A. In recent years England squad have been improving and many are expecting the trend from being semi-finalist in 2007 and finalist in 2009 might go all the way to being the new European U21 champions.
Spain U21 and success of Euro 2008 and world cup 2010
The Spain team that won Seniors Euro 2008 had 20 players coming from U 21 team in previous years. It then took the senior team only two years to win the world cup for the first time in history. Despite Spain football being high rated, especially after recent UEFA final championship match which saw Barcelona beating Manchester United 3-1, Stuart Pearce is confident they will beat rivals.
"Every game we approach, with this group of players, we feel as though we can win," He said.
Both teams have talents player and some have played at highest level in Club competition. England U21 squad have Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Scott Sinclair (Swansea City), Smalling (Manchester United). Spain U21 squad is also full of talents including the 20 years old goalkeeper David De Gea (Atlético Madrid) whom Sir Alex Ferguson has been targeting as a replacement of Edwin Van Der Sar.
Players to watch in England vs Spain today Daniel+Sturridge+David+De+Gea+European+Under+21+Championship+2011


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