Duo Heading To Czech Republic

Everton duo John Stones and Luke Garbutt will both play in this month's European Under-21 Championships in Czech Republic after being included in England's final 23 for the tournament.

The pair were called up to a provisional 27-man squad by manager Gareth Southgate last month but their inclusion in the final party was confirmed by the FA on Tuesday and they will now meet up with the rest of their teammates at St George's Park.

Ross Barkley, who qualified for the age group, will not feature as he is with the senior England squad for their games against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.

After training at St George's Park, England Under-21s will take on Belarus at Barnsley FC's Oakwell on Thursday 11 June before flying out to their Euro base in Olomouc on Sunday 14 June.

The Young Lions' first group game is against Portugal in Uherske Hradiste on Thursday 18 June, before they face Sweden in Olomouc three days later.

England's final group fixture, against Italy, will take place on Wednesday 24 June, again in Olomouc.

Should Southgate's side progress to the knockout stages, they will play a semi-final on Saturday 27 June, with the third-place play-off on Sunday 28 June or final on Tuesday 30 June.

England's semi-final opponents would come from the only other group in the tournament, which contains Germany, Denmark, Serbia and the hosts.

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