Four friendlies confirmed. First to come on 22nd March against Norway in Perugia

Four friendlies confirmed. First to come on 22nd March against Norway in Pe

The first fixtures of 2018 have been set for the Under-21 National Team. As host for the 2019 European Championship, preparations for the tournament are continuing with a series of international friendlies in the absence of qualifiers. On Thursday 22nd March, the Stadio Renato Curi in Perugia will host the match against Norway at 18:30 CET.On Tuesday 27th March. The Azzurrini will play in Novi Sad at the Karadjordje Stadium at 18:30 CET against home side Serbia. The team will then visit Portugal on 25th May and France on 29th May with kick-off times and locations to be decided.  

There have been three matches in the history of the Under-21 National Team in Perugia. There have been two wins (2-0 vs. Denmark in 1992 and 4-0 vs. Hungary in 1996) and one draw (0-0 vs. Sweden in 1987). There have been two matches against Serbia in Novi Sad with a 1-0 defeat in September 2003 and a 1-1 draw in November 2015. 

The Under-21 National Team has faced Norway six times with a record of three wins, two draws and one defeat. The most recent meeting finished 1-1 in Tel Aviv during the European Championship finals on 11th June 2013. The records against Portugal (9 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats) and France (7 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats) are also positive while against Serbia, the Azzurrini have only one once, drawn twice and lost twice. 

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