Led by new Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the England U21 squad enters their final group stage game of the 2017 European Championships. Currently, the Three Lions find themselves atop Group A with four points after drawing 0-0 with Sweden and beating Slovakia 2-1. Today, they take on bottom-of-the-table Poland.
Only four (three group winners and the best second-place team) of the 12 total teams progress from the group stage to the knockout rounds. So, England will need to win in order to guarantee they continue on in the competition, but there is a chance that a draw will be enough to carry them through as well. A loss would almost surely result in elimination.
Keep an eye on Mason Holgate. He has started both of England’s games at right back, but he was subbed off at halftime against Slovakia as the team went more attacking. In a must-win game, he could find playing time tough to come by.
Date and start time: Thursday, June 22 at 2:45 p.m. EST / 11:45 a.m. PST / 7:45 p.m. BST
Stadium: Arena Kielce, Kielce, Poland
Weather: 82°F/28°C, sunny, 0% chance of rain, 9 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: none listed - United States; Sky Sports 1 - United Kingdom
Radio: BBC Radio 5
Starting XI - Pickford (GK), Hogate, Chilwell, Chalobah, Chambers, Gray, Ward-Prowse (c), Baker, Redmond, Swift, Mawson
Bench - Gunn (GK), Mitchell (GK), Stephens, Abraham, Targett, Murphy, Holding, Hause, Iorfa, Hughes, Grealish, Woodrow
Starting XI - Wrabel, Jaroszynski, Kedziora (c), Bednarek, Linetty, Murawski, Frankowski, Moneta, Kownacki, Jach, Piatek
Bench - Dragowski (GK), Stryjek (GK), Bielik, Lasicki, Stepinski, Lipski, Dawidowicz, Niezgoda, Kapustka, Kubicki, Buksa, Szyminski