England begin their Euro 2020 campaign with a rematch of the 2018 World Cup
third place game semifinal against Croatia, who may not be one of the consensus favorites for this tournament, but they still shouldn’t be underestimated.
England have the home field advantage, but will it be coming home? That question won’t be answered completely today, but a good performance is surely needed to start things off right.
Mason Mount starts. Reece James does not. Chilwell doesn’t even make the bench. (Trippier at left back??) Kovačić starts for Croatia.
Here we go!
England starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Pickford | Trippier, Mings, Stones, Walker | Rice, Phillips | Foden, Mount, Sterling | Kane (c)
Substitutes from: Henderson, Johnstone, White, Coady, James, Shaw, Saka, Bellingham, Henderson, Grealish, Rashford, Calvert-Lewin
Croatia starting lineup (4-3-3):
Livaković | Gvardiol, Čaleta-Car, Vida, Vrsaljko | Kovačić, Brozović, Modrić (c) | Perišić, Rebić, Kramarić
Substitutes from: Brekalo, Sluga, Bradarić, Kalinić, Budimir, Vlašić, Ivanušec, Škorić, Pašalić, Juranović, Badelj, Petković
Date / Time: Sunday, June 13, 2021, 14.00 BST; 9am EDT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
On TV: BBC One (UK); ESPN (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: BBC iPlayer (UK); ESPN+, PrendeTV (USA)
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!