England vs Croatia Today Match LIVE Football Score 13/6/2021
England take on Croatia at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as both sides kickstart their Euro 2020 campaigns. For Gareth Southgate and his players, this is a chance to avenge their 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat and make a statement in Group D, which is rounded out by Scotland and Czech Republic. There has been intense debate over who Southgate will – or should – start in this game, which could set the tone for the Three Lions’ tournament this summer.
The Three Lions kick off their campaign with a rematch of the World Cup semi-final of three years ago, which they lost to the eventual runners-up. Victory is always key in the three-match group stage and Southgate has selection decisions to make as England aim to start on the front foot. Southgate has opted for a back four of late given Harry Maguire’s fitness issues – the Manchester United centre-back misses out this afternoon.
England start their Euro 2020 journey with their Group D opener against Croatia today, a rematch of the last meaningful game Gareth Southgate’s side played at a major finals – when they suffered defeat in the World Cup semi-final three years ago.
This time around the expectancy is on the Three Lions to be a more creative, expansive attacking outfit, given the likes of Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish have joined the squad. Southgate must pick and choose which are his most in-form options to get the victory which is required, as England look to make a positive start at the Championships.