England vs Norway, u-21 European Championship: Open Thread
After England’s disappointing one-nil loss against Italy in mid-week, Stuart Pearce’s under-21 team has an opportunity to pick up all the pieces and start all over again today in the team’s match against Norway, scheduled to kick off at Noon ET.
For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com
In team news, Wilfried Zaha returns from injury to give the England team some flair up front. Danny Rose starts after serving his suspension, while Thomas Ince is also called up.
England starting XI: Butland, Smith, Dawson, Caulker, Rose, Lowe, Chalobah, Henderson, Ince, Zaha, Redmond
Norway starting XI: Nyland, Rogne, Strandberg, Elabdellaoui, Singh, Berget, Pedersen, Nielsen, Berge, Eikrem, Johansen.
England’s performance against Italy was flat, lacking creativity and featured a young side that appeared unmotivated to try to even up the score. Viewers should expect to see a reenergized England u-21 team today against a Norway side that drew 2-2 with Israel earlier this week.
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