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Euro 2020: England Starts With Victory Over Croatia

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Never able to win over a first match at the Euro, England ended this bad series against Croatia (1-0) this Sunday on the first day of Group D. A globally deserved success for the Three Lions. England won 1-0 against Croatia for the first day of Group D of Euro 2020. The only goal of the game fell in the second half from the feet of Raheem Sterling on a pass from Kalvin Phillips who thus remove all uncertainties and hesitations about his place in the selection.

With this success, England temporarily takes the lead of Group D with 3 points pending the meeting between Scotland on Friday. The next match for group D is between Sctland and Czech Republic on Monday in Glasgow. The English team dominated the games for the first 20 minutes to finally make the difference when they returned from the locker room thanks to Raheem Sterling who received the ball from Phillips.

England’s next game is against Scotland on Friday. On Monday, an important match in this group between Scotland and the Czech Republic. England provisionally occupy first place in their group.

Croatia did not have many chances. Like an omnipresent Phillips, the Three Lions exerted a big pressure to stifle their opponents. Even without managing to approach Pickford’s cage, the Vatreni were much more solid until the break to temper the English assaults. The man of the match is arguably Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips. He dominated the game, the duels thanks to his physical power, he was even dangerous on a volley repelled by Livakovic that the Croatian goalkeeper made a reflex stop.

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