THE Under-21 Euros is reportedly banned from televising in the UK this summer.
That means England Under-21 fans can expect to miss out on seeing Lee Carsley’s side in action in Romania and Georgia.
The tournament starts on June 21st.
However, UEFA has yet to strike a deal with a UK broadcaster, according to the Daily Mail.
Sky Sports has been showing the U21 European Championship for 16 years and has broadcast every tournament since 2007.
However, they have yet to apply for this summer’s event.
Sky has cut spending over the last year, resulting in less coverage of international football.
Channel 4 won the rights to broadcast Gareth Southgate’s senior team in Euro 2024 qualifying after Sky opted not to bid.
Although the Mail claims there is currently a “stalemate” between UEFA and terrestrial broadcasters who are reluctant to broadcast an U21 tournament on their main channels.
Tonight’s friendly against France and Tuesday’s clash against Croatia will both be shown on BBC iPlayer alongside the qualifiers.
But the Mail says UEFA want guarantees of a bigger audience when the tournament starts in June.
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Carsley and Co. start their campaign against the Czech Republic on June 22nd.
A duel with Israel follows three days later before the crowning conclusion of the group stage against reigning champions Germany.
Carsley will reportedly reflect on his future as boss after the tournament.
And the trio of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Scott Parker would all be in line to replace Carsley if he leaves.
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