UEFA Nations League – Croatia 0-0 England

England played out a stalemate with Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka to earn the first point of their Nations League campaign

The Three Lions had the better chances, with Dier and Kane heading against the woodwork either side of the interval, and Rashford producing two bad misses – one when he shot tamely at the keeper when he was unmarked and seemed certain to score.

Chilwell, on his full international debut, was sharp in challenges, sound with his distribution and produced a high quality first-half cross that almost brought a goal for Sterling. Barkley produced occasional flashes, especially when driving into the area amid penalty claims, but he was too loose in possession.

Croatia threatened only occasionally and Southgate will feel a tinge of regret for not squandering a huge opportunity to pull off an upset.

 

 

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