The CRO vs ENG match preview –
Two teams who played against each other in the semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, will run it back as Croatia plays hosts to England in a matchup for UEFA Nations League on Friday.
Croatia reached the footballing summit by reaching the final of the World Cup. But since then, they have been on the downfall. They have had many big name players take retirement and the team looks a bit different than what it did in the summer. They had a lacklustre draw against Portugal but were embarrassed by Spain by a mammoth 6-0 scoreline. Coach Zlatko Dalic would be scratching his head as the solution to this problem isn’t going to be rudimentary.
Meanwhile, England too had a decent outing at the World Cup. Similar to Croatia, they too lost to Spain, however, their loss was a competitive one. Manager Gareth Southgate will be looking to make the correct changes for this match to take revenge for the loss they suffered. They are still a strong side, with talented young players who will be looking to get more experience for upcoming tournaments.
The CRO vs ENG Dream11 and Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. England vs Croatia, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
CRO vs ENG Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Stadion HNK Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia. The ground has a capacity of 8,279 and it is going to be a mostly sunny day in Rijeka with no chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Croatia vs England live?
The clash will take place at 12:15 AM (IST) on October 13th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
CRO vs ENG recent form (Last six matches)
Croatia – L D L W D D
England– W L L L W D
CRO vs ENG Head to head
Croatia Won – 3
England Won – 4
Not Decided –1
CRO vs ENG Team News:
- After a 6-0 mauling in the last game coach Zlatko Dalic is expected to have a more defensive approach to his teams.
- Lovre Kalinic, Sime Vrsaljko, Marcelo Brozovic and Borna Barisic are the only absentees for the team.
- Dominik Livakovic will be the goalkeeper for Croatia.
- Raheem Sterling, Harry Winks and Ross Barkley will be given a start after missing out in the last batch of games.
- Luke Shaw and James Tarkowski have withdrawn from the squad due to injuries.
- Jordan Pickford will be the safety net for the backline.
CRO vs ENG Probable Playing 11:
Pickford (GK), Walker/Gomez, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Dier/Winks, Henderson, Barkley, Rose, Kane, Sterling
Livakovic (GK), Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Pivaric, Rebic, Modric, Kovacic, Rakitic, Perisic, Santini
Players to look out for-
- Harry Kane
England forward Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world. He was the top goal-scorer at FIFA World Cup 2018 and already notched up five in the Premier League.
- Luka Modric
The Real Madrid talisman won the award for FIFA Best Men’s Player of the year. His presence is like gold-dust for Croatia.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Croatia vs England –
This game is going to be played in the backyard of Croatia. It will be an exciting matchup but we don’t see either team coming out on top with a win.
CRO vs ENG Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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