There is something about the U21s that is always refreshing. They are all young and quick. In addition, they play the game and don't dive/fake as much as the older players.
This Euro 2011 for the U21s could be a really exciting competition. There are a lot of great teams, with England and Spain in it. There are only two groups of four, and it is a relatively small tournament. Lots of these players already feature in their country's senior team and are some of Europe's elite. The players to watch include Kieran Gibbs, Micah Richards, Mark Albrighton, Jack Wilshere, Jack Rodwell, Andy Caroll, Daniel Sturridge, Theo Walcott, Sergio Canales, Jeffren, Mata and Bojan. I only named the more famous players, all of them coming from England and Spain.
There is no certainty that all these players will be part of the final squad, though. Especially, players like Walcott and Wilshere are commonly on the senior level team sheet and also have a huge responsibility at their club. Still, I assure you that some of these good young players will show up.
While England and Spain are favorites, the other six teams should certainly not be overlooked. This will be a great tournament with lots of speed.
UEFA U21 Championship:
Begins: June 11
Ends: June 25