The U21 European Championships kicked off on Friday afternoon when England met Sweden in the opening game.

The tournament is always a great event and an ideal way to see who is coming through the ranks.

It also gives players the platform to shine on the big stage, handing the senior team coaches and managers something to think about with the World Cup on the horizon.

With the tournament now in full swing, we look at who you should be keeping a watchful eye on.

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