England U21 v Italy U21 preview

Danny Rose and Tom Ince will miss England Under-21s' European Championships opener against Italy on Wednesday (Kick-off 7:30pm BST).

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Tottenham left-back Rose and Blackpool winger Ince are suspended for the Tel Aviv clash following the ugly scenes that marred October's play-off win in Serbia.

The Young Lions have no major injury worries, with Stuart Pearce confirming attacker Wilfried Zaha is on the mend after an ankle complaint.

Lorenzo Insigne suffered a minor knee injury in Sunday's training session, but the attacking midfielder hopes to be available for the match against the Three Lions.

England squad: Butland, Steele, Rudd, Clyne, Smith, Caulker, Wisdom, Dawson, Lees, Robinson, Lowe, Chalobah, Henderson, McEachran, Zaha, Lansbury, Shelvey, Redmond, Delfouneso, Sordell, Wickham.

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Fixtures

Wednesday, 17 June 2015
17:00
Czech R U21 v Denmark U21  
19:45
Germany U21 v Serbia U21  
Thursday, 18 June 2015
17:00
Italy U21 v Sweden U21  
19:45
England U21 v Portugal U21  
Saturday, 20 June 2015
17:00
Serbia U21 v Czech R U21  
19:45
Germany U21 v Denmark U21  
Sunday, 21 June 2015
17:00
Sweden U21 v England U21  
19:45
Italy U21 v Portugal U21  
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Czech R U21 v Germany U21  
Denmark U21 v Serbia U21  

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