ENG vs CRO: England’s Wembley Stadium will host the Group D fixture of Euro 2020 between England and Croatia on June 13. They’ll be playing their season’s opening game.
The mighty lions of England are walking into their opening encounter after winning an International friendly against Romania on June 6. A second-half penalty awarded to England turned the match completely around. Marcus Rashford took the penalty and found the net with ease and scored the only goal of the match. It was a comfortable 1-0 win as they made their way to their Euro 2020 campaign.
Croatia on the other hand played an International friendly on the very next day. However, a 38th-minute goal by Romelu Lukaku upset the Croatians right before halftime. However, Belgium won the match 1-0 and Croatia would be looking forward to moving on and starting their campaign with a win.
With the occurrence of a lot of historical clashes in the past at some of the biggest stages, this will be an exhilarating encounter to look out for.
Match: England vs Croatia
Date & Time: 13th May 2021, 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Wembley Stadium, England
ENG vs CRO Head-to-Head
Over the years, the Three Lions have matched up against the Croatians on 10 occasions. Out of those ten matches included some of the most thrilling encounters.
England won 5 of those while Croatia has won 3. Two games ended in a draw. In their previous encounter in UEFA Nations League 2018, England was 1-0 down. Jesse Lingard’s 78th-minute equaliser settled the scores. However, as the match progressed towards a draw, Harry Kane’s beautiful finish at the 85th minute sealed a 2-1 win for England.
ENG vs CRO Predicted Playing XI
Kyle Walker, John Stones, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Declan Rice, Phil Foden, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Jordan Pickford(GK)
Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida, Duje Caleta-Car, Borna Barisic, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Bruno Petkovic, Lovre Kalinic(GK)
ENG vs CRO Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Lovre Kalinic
Defenders: Luke Shaw, Domagoj Vida, Kyle Walker, Sime Vrsaljko
Midfielders: Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Mason Mount (vice-captain), Jack Grealish
Strikers: Harry Kane (captain), Ante Rebic