The draw for the 2019 Under-21 European Championship, hosted by Italy, pits the Azzurri against Spain, Belgium and Poland.
Matches will be played next summer at the Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna, Mapei Stadium/Stadio Citta del Tricolore in Reggio-Emilia, Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste, Stadio Friuli/Dacia Arena in Udine and San Marino Stadium in Serravalle.
The tournament runs from June 16 to the Final on June 30 at the Dacia Arena in Udine.
The Azzurrini’s opener against Spain will be in Bologna on June 16, then at the same venue on June 19 with their third group game in Reggio-Emilia on June 22.
Group B matches are hosted by Trieste and Udine, with Group C in Cesena and San Marino.
The draw was held this evening in Bologna with Andrea Pirlo as the ambassador for the Azzurrini, as he was part of the Italy side that won the trophy in 2000.
Italy are the most successful side in the history of the European Under-21 Championship, but not for 14 years. Germany won the last edition in 2017.
Group A: Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium
Group B: Germany, Denmark, Serbia, Austria
Group C: England, France, Romania, Croatia