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January 28, 2022

U21 European play-off: England vs. Romania

England’s and Romania’s U21 national teams will play against each other this evening within the ‘Carrow Road’ stadium in Norwich, in the first leg of a playoff fixture counting for the U21 European Championships 2011, a tournament set to be hosted by Denmark. The return leg will be played on Tuesday in Botosani. England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce has insisted there are no favourites when his team face Romania and he is expecting a tough test.

“It’s a level playing field now. Romania will be just like us and desperate to get to the Finals. It will be an interesting game. Romania will be a very direct counter-attacking team, very incisive and very quick. They try to get balls in behind very early when they turn over possession and technically they are a good side. They’ve proved how good they are by making fairly light work of their group, so credit to them for that. Defensively they had one blip when they lost to Latvia 5-1 but they won eight out of the other nine games. So that says something about them,” he stated for goal.com.

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