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Summary

  1. £30m keeper Pickford saves Wahlqvist penalty
  2. First game of tournament, which is being held in Poland
  3. Three groups of four teams; England in Group A

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    And with that we bid you goodnight.

  2. 'We are reasonably happy'

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    England manager Aidy Boothroyd: "In an ideal world you play really well and win the game but what you don't want to do is lose. It was a typical opening game of a tournament, both teams could have played better. Overall it was a fair result.

    "We could have moved the ball quicker and attacked crosses better. A lot of the players haven't played 90 minutes for a long time and are feeling it. We are reasonably happy, made a solid start. Ben Chilwell got the ball but the directive is that you can't go off your feet.

    "These are the moments which change games and we've got a terrific goalkeeper."

    Aidy Boothroyd
  3. 'Thankful to Pickford'

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    England captain James Ward-Prowse on Sky Sports: "It was a very tough game after a long build-up. We need more confidence in our play and a little bit of luck. We are thankful to Jordan for his save and that will give him confidence.

    "We were up against a good team, we dug deep and limited them to few chances. I didn't think it was a penalty, but you can't moan about it.

    "Pickford pulled us put with a bit of quality. We are not happy but a draw is OK."

  4. 'Sweden killed our tempo'

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on Sky Sports: "The main thing is not to lose the game. The first game is always tight and we came away with a draw. It's down to us to win the next two.

    "I waited longer and held my ground and got to the penalty, that's what you do. Sweden killed our tempo a bit, they had a gameplan to let us have the ball at the back and now we move on to Monday.

    "It's nice to get my move out of the way so I can concentrate and focus on the tournament. Everton was the best move for me."

  5. 'A good result against the champions'

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Ian Dennis

    Senior football reporter in Poland for 5 live Sport

    England applaud their small band of supporters while Sweden acknowledge their massed ranks decked in yellow.

    England will feel it's a good result against the defending champions, who will rue their squandered setback.

    It's always important never to lose your opening fixture. However, England haven't won theirs in these finals since 2009.

    England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford applauds the fans at full time
  6. Coming up next

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    England play Slovakia on Monday, with their final group game coming against Poland next Thursday.

  7. Post update

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Both players who clashed heads were OK to continue by the way. Jordan Pickford's penalty save gives England a point, a game of few positives though.

    I'm sure Aidy Boothroyd will have plenty to take forwards though.

  8. FULL-TIME

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Zzzzzzzzzzz

    James Ward-Prowse of England looks dejected
  9. Post update

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    A couple more crosses in from England, easily defended yet again. Keeper Anton Cajtoft then clashes heads with Tammy Abraham and that looks nasty.

  10. Post update

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Into stoppage time. Will this be a good point for England? Time will tell.

  11. Post update

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    That penalty showed that when you clip it down the middle you can look very silly indeed. Just ask Gary Lineker.

    Sweden have been the better side since half-time. Neither side have impressed to be honest.

    Jordan Pickford then drops a cross, a routine one too, but he gets away with it...

  12. 'Squandered chance for Sweden'

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Ian Dennis

    Senior football reporter in Poland for 5 live Sport

    Aidy Boothroyd gave the thumbs up sign to Jordan Pickford after his penalty save.

    It was a poor spot kick though. The Swedish commentator next to me slammed his fist onto the desk. Squandered chance for Swedes.

    Aidy Boothroyd applauds
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    Rae: Sweden v England U21 - have to say I can see nothing that excites me about this team, same old same old - playing with FEAR

    Dan Wilcox: England goalkeepers saving penalties!? Next we'll win a penalty shootout at a major tournament!

  14. Post update

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    England get it wide. Cross blocked. Get it wide. Cross cleared.

  15. Post update

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Jordan Pickford writes the headlines again. That could prove to be a key moment in this tournament for England.

  16. MISSED PENALTY

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    A terrible penalty! But a solid save from £30m Jordan Pickford!

    England goalkeepers save penalties these days, that's what they do. Linus Wahlqvist tries to clip one down the middle but Pickford claws it away, with Carlos Strandberg hitting the rebound straight at him too.

    England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves a penalty from Linus Wahlqvist of Sweden
  17. PENALTY SWEDEN

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    A crazy tackle from Ben Chilwell! He got a slight touch on the ball but that was a silly lunge - penalty given...

  18. Post update

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Carlos Strandberg may be on for man-of-the-match. He's made a big impression in a game where few have made any. Lewis Baker, England's number 10, has done little but does shoot well over when found on the edge of the area.

    Fewer than 20 minutes remain. 0-0?

  19. 'England need fresh impetus'

    Sweden U21 0-0 England U21

    Ian Dennis

    Senior football reporter in Poland for 5 live Sport

    England change with just over 20 minutes to go, Demarai Gray replacing Jacob Murphy

    England need fresh impetus because Swedish sub Carlos Strandberg is a handful. Excellent saving tackle from Mason Holgate when he was through

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    Mark Lynch: A good tournament for Ward-Prowse could really put him in line for a senior start given the lack of centre midfielders

    James Ward-Prowse of England gives a thumbs up