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England v. Sweden: how to watch U21 EURO Championship online, roster, live stream link

England and its cachet of young Hotspurs desperately needs a win to escape the group stages of the U21 EURO Championships.

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England hopes to rebound from its demoralizing loss to Portugal in the first match of the U21 European Championships today as they take on Sweden in the Czech Republic. Gareth Southgate has three Tottenham Hotspur players to choose from: Harry Kane, Tom Carroll, and Alex Pritchard. All three featured against Portugal. Could all three start today against the Swedes?

Against Portugal, Tom Carroll bossed the midfield before being moved back to a more defensive role where he struggled. Meanwhile, Alex Pritchard was a late sub and immediately brought an offensive spark in the hole. Harry Kane? He didn't score, but he was still Harry Kane and had a number of good chances for England. Southgate's men pretty desperately need a win today if they're to have any hope of escaping group play in a competition in which they're expected to contend for the title.

This here's your open thread for this match. Have fun!


Lineups will be posted when announced

England vs. Portugal (Group B)

Date/time: June 21, 2015, 12:00 p.m. ET (5 p.m. UK)
Venue: Ander Stadium, Olomouc, Czech Republic

How to Watch

Television: BT Sport 1 (UK), not televised in the USA
Live Streaming: ESPN3 / WatchESPN / ESPN Deportes TV
Radio: BBC Radio 5 Live

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