Euro Cup 2020: England vs Croatia Match Preview, Lineups & Schedule

England vs Croatia

England vs Croatia
England vs Croatia
EURO Grp. D - Round 1
Sun, Jun 13 2021
6:30 p.m. Indian time
Wembley Stadium
Match Finished

England Won 1 -0 

Sterling, 57'

England XI:  
Walker, Trippier, Kane, Pickford, Sterling, Stones, Mings, Mount, K. Phillips, Rice, Foden
Croatia XI: 
Modric, Perisic, D. Vida, Kramaric, Vrsaljko, Brozovic, Kovacic, Rebic, D. Livaković, Caleta-Car, J. Gvardiol

The England national team will face the Croatian national team on matchday 1 of Group D Euro 2020, Sunday (13/6/2021). A number of players from both camps are friends at the club, but in this duel, they will be opponents.

England is looking into this tournament with quite a bit of confidence. Gareth Southgate's team performance is also quite good.

In two trials before the Euros, England beat Austria and Romania with identical scores 1-0. Bukayo Saka's lone goal gave Austria the win, and after that Romania was beaten by Marcus Rashford's penalty.

This is quite a contrast to the preparations of Luka Modric and his friends. In the two trials before the Euros, they only drew 1-1 with Armenia, where one goal was scored by Ivan Perisic and lost 0-1 to Belgium.

Being in a fairly difficult group with Scotland and the Czech Republic, England and Croatia must both want the best result in their opening match. However, playing Wembley could be an advantage for the Three Lions.

England are winless on matchday 1 Euros, losing three in eight attempts (W0 D5 L3). Meanwhile, Croatia has never lost on matchday 1 of the European Cup (W4 D1 L0). Will the record change?

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