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Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

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England have been drawn against Croatia and the Czech Republic at UEFA EURO 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.Germany will face world champions France and reigning European champions Portugal in Group F.The winners of Scotland's play-off path, which includes Norway, Serbia and Israel, will join England in Group D. Gareth Southgate's World Cup semi-finalists will begin their campaign against Croatia at Wembley on 14 June.The tournament's opening game will see Italy host Turkey in Rome on 12 June.Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all feature in the play-offs next March, where 16 teams will compete to fill the final four places.The tournamen...
Wales 1-1 Croatia: Ryan Giggs says Euro 2020 qualifying point vital

Wales 1-1 Croatia: Ryan Giggs says Euro 2020 qualifying point vital

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Media playback is not supported on this device Wales manager Ryan Giggs says the hard-fought point earned against Croatia could "prove vital" to his side's bid to qualify for Euro 2020.Gareth's Bale's excellent equaliser just before half-time held the group leaders to a draw in a bad-tempered game which saw eight players booked.Wales remain fourth in Group E and they are relying on Slovakia to drop points if they are to qualify. "I am pleased with the performance and the character we showed," said Giggs."It was a very physical game."We were against a very good side who...
England 2-1 Croatia: Harry Kane seals Nations League finals spot

England 2-1 Croatia: Harry Kane seals Nations League finals spot

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England staged a superb late comeback to beat Croatia at Wembley to reach the finals of the inaugural Uefa Nations League.Croatia, England's World Cup semi-final conquerors in Moscow in July, looked set to win once more and relegate Gareth Southgate's side from the elite group when Andrej Kramaric's twisting finish put them ahead via a deflection off Eric Dier after 57 minutes.England needed two goals to top the group and reach the semi-final and final stages in Portugal next June, and at least inflict a small measure of revenge on Croatia for that World Cup disappointment. And they responded brilliantly to get the win their performance deserved and secure qualification for the next stage of ...
Croatia 0-0 England: England hit woodwork twice in goalless draw

Croatia 0-0 England: England hit woodwork twice in goalless draw

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England played out a largely uneventful stalemate with Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka to earn the first point of their Uefa Nations League campaign.The whole occasion had an air of unreality as the teams - who met in the World Cup semi-finals three months ago - were forced to play in a mostly deserted, echoing stadium as part of Croatia's punishment after a swastika was visible on the pitch before a European qualifier in 2015.England coped well with the surreal surroundings and had the better chances - Eric Dier and Harry Kane heading against the woodwork either side of the interval, and Marcus Rashford producing two bad misses with only Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic to beat. Cr...
France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

France beat Croatia in thrilling six-goal World Cup final – highlights & report

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Media playback is not supported on this device France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on home soil at France '98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour.France's victory meant Deschamps, who captained them 20 years ago, became just the third man to win the competition as a player and coach. Croatia also felt their luck deserted them, but ultimately France ran out victo...