The England Three Lions takes on Croatia at Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday as both sides kickstart their Euro cup 2020 campaigns. England will be looking for their first opening game win at the Euro cup 2020. The nation has not won a single opening game in nine attempts and today they face Croatia the 2018 world cup finalist
For Three Lions it would be a great chance to avenge the 2018 World Cup loss against the same side at 2-1. At home, Wembley home advantage is massive for England and England would look to get off euro cup 2020 to a winning start
The injury concern of Manchester United center-back Harry Maguire, who suffered an ankle injury last month. But England football team manager Gareth Southgate said Maguire could feature in the Euro 2020 clash with Croatia.
In the last five games of England vs Croatia: These are the results
- 11 September 2008 – FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Croatia 1-4 England
- 10 September 2009 – FIFA World Cup Qualifying UEFA England 5-1 Croatia
- 11 July 2018 – FIFA World Cup – Croatia 2-1 England
- 13 October 2018 – UEFA Nations League – Croatia 0-0 England
- 18 November 2018 – UEFA Nations League – England 2-1 Croatia
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|Dominic Calvert, |
| Ben Chilwell, |
|Mateo Kovacic, |
|Borna Barisic, |
Predicted starting XI
Our prediction of England starting XI:
Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford Defenders: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw; Midfielders: Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Jude Bellingham Forwards: Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Harry Kane
Our prediction of Croatia starting XI:
Goalkeeper: Dominic Livakovic Defenders: Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida, Duje Caleta, Borna Barisic Midfielders: Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric; Forwards: Ante Rebic, Bruno Petkovic, Ivan Perisic
Croatia has a fully-fit squad and all the players will be available for the euro cup 2020 selection. but on the other hand, The Three Lions might miss the services of Defender Harry Maguire and Midfielder Jordan Henderson, as these players’ availability in this England vs Croatia match still remains doubtful for this game.
A better replacement of Croatian Forward Mario Mandzukic who retired from international football after the World Cup will increase the team strength but its a challenging task for Croatia national football team head coach Zlatko Dalic
Today the other major matches are Austria will take on North Macedonia at National Arena stadium in Bucharest, in their Group C match of the UEFA Euro 2020 and The Netherlands will kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Ukraine at the Johan Cruyff Arena stadium of the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam.