Anyone who will be following the under-21 European championship in Israel, starting on 5 June? U can share news/reports here.
These are groups:
Group A: Israel, Norway, England, Italy
Group B: Spain, Holland, Russia, Germany
I've only really been following the Dutch team; it's a good generation of players who can really challenge for the title. I've talked before about how the new generation of youngsters in Holland is very promising, this is their chance to prove it. In goal there's Zoet, one of the most talented Dutch goalie's of recent years. Dutch defences are usually weak, but this one is actually pretty OK (not rock solid, but OK), with Ajax duo Van Rhijn and Blind as wing backs and Feyenoord duo De Vrij and Martins Indi in the center. The midfield is very strong, by far the strongest area of this team and coach Pot has some tough choices to make. The way it looks now Strootman, Clasie and Maher will be forming the midfield, meaning players who have int'l caps like Fer and Van Ginkel will be on the bench. I expect a lot from Strootman, it looks like he's the absolute leader of the team and he'll play an important role in Oranje's game. Luuk de Jong will be striker and Benfica-winger John will play on the left. The right winger position will be a battle between Wijnaldum and Jozefzoon. The very talented Depay is a good reserve for all 3 attacking positions. All in all a good team.