England vs Croatia: Uefa Nations League predictions, preview, tickets, TV, live stream, permutations, betting

Tom Doyle

England vs Croatia
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Uefa Nations League | League A, Group 4
Kick-off time: 2pm GMT

England have it all to play for as Croatia head to Wembley for today's mouth-watering Uefa Nations League group decider.

Tin Jedvaj's last-gasp goal secured Croatia a dramatic 3-2 win over Spain on Thursday night to blow open Group 4 in League A.

That result means anything can still happen in the group: a win for the Three Lions will send them through to next summer's finals, while a defeat against the World Cup finalists would see them relegated.

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Pos Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Spain 4 2 0 2 6 6
2 England 3 1 1 1 0 4
3 Croatia 3 1 1 1 -5 4
  • If England beat Croatia, they will win the group and progress to the Nations League finals, with Spain dropping into second place while Croatia go down.
  • If England draw 0-0 with Croatia, they will finish second in the group, with Spain reaching the finals and Croatia suffering relegation.
  • A score draw at Wembley will see England relegated, as of course will defeat to Croatia. Spain would be knocked into second spot if Zlatko Dalic's men triumph in London.

Team news

England's entire 25-man squad trained on Saturday morning as Gareth Southgate fine tuned preparations for the Nations League encounter with Croatia.

Southgate is planning widespread changes from Thursday's 3-0 friendly win against the United States, where Wayne Rooney bid farewell to the national team with a 120th and final cap.

The 33-year-old has now left a group that has been bolstered by the return of Joe Gomez and Luke Shaw, having missed the USA friendly with minor knocks.

The duo trained on Friday and were again in action at Tottenham's training ground on Saturday as the 25-strong group knuckled down.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) Jesse Lingard, (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Harry Winks (Tottenham)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth)

TV channel, how to watch online and live stream coverage

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports' Football and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

You can follow the action with Standard Sport's LIVE blog from Wembley.


For Wembley ticket info, click here for the FA's website.

Prediction: Who will qualify?

Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Subject to change

  • England to win: 5/6
  • Croatia to win 17/5
  • Harry Kane to score: 4/6
  • Jadon Sancho to score last: 8/1

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