Under-21 Hammers ready for Czech clash

England will be hoping that the inclusion of three West Ham United players in their squad for a major international tournament this summer will again lead to glory - as the Under-21s begin their European Championship finals campaign in Holland this evening.

Anton Ferdinand, Mark Noble and Nigel Reo-Coker will all be hoping for a piece of the action tonight as Stuart Pearce's men face their opening group game against the Czech Republic in Arnhem.

Following a 5-0 friendly win against Slovakia at Norwich last week, in which Noble made his under-21 debut as a substitute and Reo-Coker scored his first goal at this level, the young Hammers will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Moore, Hurst and Peters by leading their country to success.

Tonight's game kicks off at 5.15pm BST and is live on Sky Sports.