Die Mannschaft meets Gli Azzurri

Josh Challies

The U21 European Championships are in full swing and the group stages reach their finale this evening, with the standout fixture seeing Germany and Italy go head-to-head.

Both sides, as well as the Czech Republic, have a chance of finishing top of Group C and securing a passage to the tournament’s semi-finals, with Germany currently in the driving seat having won both of their matches so far.

Italy need to win to secure top spot, whereas Germany just need a draw, so it will be a difficult test for the Italians – but their squad is bursting with young talents, making a combined XI from the two nations look very good indeed.

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Not only are some of the best youngsters in the world on show, many of these players have a point to prove ahead of the forthcoming campaign as they seek first-team football for their clubs and some have a chance of making their nations senior squads for the World Cup next summer.

Expect plenty of scouts to be in attendance and a wealth of transfer rumours regarding these players to appear over the next week or so, oh how we love silly season!

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