• England U21 face Belarus U21 in a friendly at Oakwell on Thursday night 
  • Match will be England’s last before the Under 21 European Championship 
  • U21s last played at Oakwell in September 2011 when they beat Israel 4-1

Luke Augustus for MailOnline

England Under 21s will be hoping to depart for this summer’s European Championship in good spirits when they take on Belarus U21s in a friendly on Thursday night. 

The fixture at Barnsley’s Oakwell ground will be the last for Gareth Southgate’s side before they head to the Czech Republic for this summer’s tournament, which starts on June 17.

Southgate will be hoping his young charges can replicate England Under 21s’ last performance at Oakwell four year ago – when they thrashed Israel U21s 4-1.

Follow all the action from Oakwell with Sportsmail’s Luke Augustus. Kick-off is at 7.45pm. 

  • Luke Augustus

    Host commentator

And welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of England Under 21s friendly against Belarus U21s.

The fixture at Oakwell in Barnsley, will be England’s last before they head to the Czech Republic for this summer’s European Championship, which starts on June 17.

Team news from both sides to follow. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.



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