England U21s v Romania U21s: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Aidy Boothroyd’s side will host Romania at Molineux on Saturday evening as they prepare for their Euro 2019 qualifier with Ukraine on Tuesday

England Under-21s host Romania U21s at Molineux on Saturday evening in a match which has been named the 'Cyrille Regis International' in memory of the former Three Lions star.

Ex-West Brom and Wolves striker Regis enjoyed a successful career for club and country but lost his life on January 14, 2018.

Aidy Boothroyd may field an experimental England side on Saturday ahead of their Euro 2019 qualifying fixture against Ukraine next week, and may hand Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon his debut.

Game England U21 vs Romania U21
Date Saturday March 24
Time 17:15 GMT
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Fox Soccer Plus fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport App.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 2 BT Sport App

Squads & Team News


Position England players
Goalkeepers Gunn, Henderson, Woodman
Defenders Alexander-Arnold, Chilwell, Clarke-Salter, Fry, Holgate, Kenny, Sessegnon, Tomori, Walker-Peters, Worrall
Midfielders Davies, Dowell, Ejaria, Maitland-Niles, Onomah, Winks
Forwards Abraham, Calvert-Lewin, Gray, Harrison, Lookman, Maddison, Solanke 

As well as Sessegnon, Liverpool's Ovie Ejaria is also in line for his U21 debut, while Boothroyd is boosted by Tammy Abraham's return from the senior squad.

Harry Winks and Mason Holgate will play no part in the game after withdrawing through injury, while goalkeepers Angus Gunn and Freddie Woodman missed training ahead of the tie and are unlikely to start.

Potential England XI: Henderson; Kenny, Tomori, Worrall, Alexander-Arnold; Gray, Cook, Ejaria, Sessegnon; Abraham, Calvert-Lewin

Position Romania players
Goalkeepers Radu, Căucă, Began
Defenders Manea, Nedelcearu, Vlădoiu, Ștefan, Radu
Midfielders Marin, Dulca, Man, Balaure, Screciu, Moruțan, Nedelcu, Chelaru, Mățan, Casap, Dragomir, Manea, Veres, Coman
Forwards Pușcaș, Tudorie, Sîntean, Răducanu, Cicâldău

Romania's last outing was against Wales in November 2017 and head coach Daniel Isaila is likely to make changes for the friendly against England, before heading into their qualifying game against Portugal later in the year.

However, the U21s' most experienced player, George Puscas, will start up front on Saturday.

Potential Romania XI: Radu; Radu, Pascanu, Nedelcearu, Manea; Man, Nedelcum Marin, Coman; Cicâldău, Puscas


Betting & Match Odds


According to dabblebet, England are heavy favourites to win the game.

A  home victory is priced at 1/3, a draw 15/4, and Romania are 13/2 to claim a win.

Click here to see all of dabblebet's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


England U21 celebrating

Though no points are on the line on Saturday, England boss Boothroyd is looking for a strong performance from his players to both build momentum ahead of their qualifying tie against Ukraine and to pay tribute to former Three Lions forward Regis, who the game will be dedicated to.

"I didn't get to know him until after he finished playing. I always found him to be a charming man, quietly spoken, who will be sorely missed," Boothroyd said. "Hopefully our number nines can score a couple of worldie goals which can pay tribute to him."

Boothroyd is likely to tweak his side ahead of Tuesday's fixture and could mark the start of Tottenham and Manchester United target Sessegnon's international career.

The teenager's stunning form for Fulham this season has led to some supporters calling for his inclusion in the England senior side, though he is yet to make an appearance at U21 level.

Sessegnon has scored 14 goals and assisted five more from the left wing at Craven Cottage this season and will be hoping for his first start. 

"There's a right time and a right place to see if he can maintain what he's doing," Boothroyd said of Sessegnon.

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"There are a lot of pitfalls on the way. So I think he's best to be judged at the end of his career, when he's got 200 caps and everything else. He's got a long way to go yet. He's not ready for them yet. He's in exactly the right place at the right time for his club, playing plenty of games and getting plenty of experience for his country."

England are currently five points clear at the top of their group after taking 13 points from their five games, and Boothroyd sees Romania as the perfect preparation ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Group Four opponents.

"I've picked Romania because they're a lot like Ukraine so we've done the training as if we're preparing for one game. They are doing well in their group and are the sort of team, like a Slovakia, who might just sneak in there."

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