This week the UEFA U21 championships begin in that famous European country of Israel! There was a campaign to boycott the tournament due to Israel's treatment of the Palestinians with devout Muslim Freddy Kanoute starting his own petition. There are eight teams: Israel (hosts) Spain (defending champions) Netherlands Germany Italy Norway Russia England I looked up the England teams likely players at Wikipedia. Three of the four listed forwards are black.:icon_rolleyes: The first match is on Wednesday between Israel and Norway followed by England v Italy in the evening. In the US it is being shown on ESPN3 and ESPNU and on Sky Sports in the UK.