LIVE: England v Croatia – All the build-up as Gareth Southgate’s team kick off their bid for Euro 2020 glory at Wembley… but his team selection ALREADY has fans frustrated as they pack the pubs
After months of build up the talk is over and the football takes over. In just a few hours England begin their Euro 2020 journey against Croatia at Wembley.
It is fair to say that Gareth Southgate’s side will enter this afternoon’s contest slightly undercooked, having fielded weaker teams for two drab friendlies against Austria and Romania, as well as having to contend with a range of injury issues.
But all that matters is advancing through a tricky Group D, and the Three Lions’ challenge starts against World Cup finalists Croatia, who dumped England out of Russia three years ago.
All eyes will be on Southgate’s line-up as the England boss must decide if he will go with a back three or four, while the 50-year-old has a selection headache with regards to his wide array of attacking options.
Follow Sportsmail’s OLLIE LEWIS for live Euro 2020 coverage of England vs Croatia, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.