December 13, 2019

European U21 Championship: Croatia v England

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  1. Both side already knocked out after two defeats
  2. Foden begins for England, Wan-Bissaka on bench

Dwell Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times said are UK

  1. Post update

    Croatia 0-1 England

    VAR vote update (at 23 mins).

    231 asserting V.A.R. would possibly presumably per chance accept as true with to unexcited be mentioned as three letters.

    200 of your wrongly asserting it as VAR one be aware.

    Exhaust vote casting.


    Croatia 0-1 England

    Ohh, this used to be nearly cushy from Tammy Abraham.

    The Chelsea striker eases previous defender Marijan Cabraja and along with his body at an perspective to the aim, tries a flicked originate with the surface of his boot which comes crashing relieve off the post.

    Would had been a….’If Messi did that’ moment.

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    Croatia 0-1 England

    England have to open picking up Nikola Vlasic, the Croatia midfielder is starting up to seek out pockets of areas in that final third.

    The ex-Toffee performs a one-two with a personnel-mate however then drags his shot wide from the fringe of the sphere.

  4. Post update

    Croatia 0-1 England

    Legendary commentator Martin Tyler says V.A.R – three letters.

    Knows his stuff that guy.

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    Croatia 0-1 England

  6. CLOSE!

    Croatia 0-1 England

    Croatia accept as true with now no longer had a sniff since smashing the crossbar early on.

    Old Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic, who has correct completed a £15m pass to CSKA Moscow, cuts in onto the ideal foot and lashes a low power which is restful successfully by goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

  7. Post update

    Croatia 0-1 England

    How attain you pronounce VAR? “The VAR used to be having a notice at that incident…”

    Thumbs up for V.A.R. as three letters.

    Thumbs down for VAR as one be aware.


    Croatia 0-1 England

    England midfielder James Maddison needs a penalty after Croatia skipper Ivan Sunjic is available in from in the relieve of with an ungainly scheme back.

    Maddison, on the deck, appears to be like in direction of the referee with ‘what used to be that??’ eyes, however the official waves play on even after a take a look at by the VAR.

  9. Post update

    Croatia 0-1 England

    England goalkeeper Dean Henderson let a howler squirm below him in the final sport towards Romania.

    There would possibly presumably per chance honest need been flashbacks of that moment right here as Marijan Cabraja low unsuitable is of no bother to anyone, however ‘Hendo’ unexcited manages to spill it in the six-yard field sooner than gathering on the 2nd strive.


  10. CLOSE!

    Croatia 0-1 England

    Leicester winger Demarai Grey is one who can be hoping for a more consistent flee in the personnel subsequent season, he used to be interior and out final length of time.

    There are signs of optimism for boss Brendan Rodgers as Grey picks the ball up 25 yards sooner than drilling a low shot correct wide.

    Confident stuff from the teenager.

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    Croatia 0-1 England

    That you can hear the thud of the boots whenever the ball is handed in this barely subdued ambiance.

    Simply as I pronounce that, a particular person bellows out and England chant.

    Frigid down lad.

  12. Post update

    Croatia 0-1 England

    The cameras in the relieve of the aim at every stop are perched on top of a non eternal scaffolding tower.

    Trusty passe college ground in San Marino.

  13. Post update

    Croatia 0-1 England

    Reiss Nelson had a a success mortgage spell in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim final season.

    Will he be given a first-personnel probability at Arsenal subsequent season?

  14. GOAL – Croatia 0-1 England

    Reiss Nelson

    Frigid as you admire,Reiss Nelsonconfidently strokes in the penalty to present England the lead.

    Why did he now no longer play in the principle two games??


    Croatia 0-0 England

    Reiss Nelson, getting his first minutes, reveals what he is able to, provocative the ball onto his correct peg in the sphere sooner than being tripped by Croatia defender Toni Borevkovic.

    England accept as true with a penalty, having conceded three in the match to this level.

  16. Post update

    Croatia 0-0 England

    England had a lot of possession in their opening two games, however the particular particular person errors are what accept as true with brand them dearly.

    The Younger Lions accept as true with now no longer carved out any probabilities to this level.


    Croatia 0-0 England

    Almost a disastrous open for England.

    Croatia resolve an early nook which is whipped dangerously into the centre of the sphere, no-one is picking up Sandro Kulenovic and the Legia Warsaw striker’s extremely effective header is tipped onto the crossbar by Dean Henderson’s dazzling reflex set up.

  18. KICK-OFF

    Croatia 0-0 England

    Away we slither in San Marino.

  19. Srna retires

    Croatia v England (20:00 BST)

    Darijo Srna

    Copyright: Getty Shots

    Earlier this day, Croatia’s most-capped participant and their ragged captain Darijo Srnaannounced his retirementfrom football.

    The 37-year-passe fat-relieve, who played 134 times for his nation will return to ragged club Shakhtar Donetsk in a practicing capacity.

    A Football Supervisor 07 sizable.

  20. ‘We’re disillusioned’

    Croatia v England (20:00 BST)


    England manager Aidy Boothroyd tells Sky Sports activities:“I mediate the personnel is a mixture of early life and trip with some lads who will play for final time for the U21s.

    “I need Lloyd Kelly to be solid in defence and provide alternatives in ******. Reiss Nelson wants to get dribbling, creating and scheme pack up the areas in these pockets.

    “We’re disillusioned we are in this characteristic however we must always originate with a tough performance and a determined consequence.

    “Some of the avid gamers had been with us for five or six years and told tales relating to the true and now no longer so real times. It’s miles about getting about a of them into the principle personnel.”

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