EURO 2020: England vs Croatia Player Ratings as England secure a 1-0 win against Croatia

Here is Firstsportz England vs Croatia player ratings

England vs Croatia Player Ratings

In one of the most anticipated clashes of Euro 2020, England locked their horns with Croatia at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. England are considered as a title contender whereas Croatia are one of the dark horses in Euro 2020. When the line-ups were out, there was a huge uproar from a section of fanbase after Gareth Southgate dropped Jude Bellingham and Jack Grealish from the line-up. In the first half for England, Kalvin Phillips was a bright star and maintained 100% pass completion rate in the middle of the park. It was 138th international appearance for Croatia’s Luka Modric. Both teams chose to remain in their blocks in the first half and restricted themselves by maintaining their shapes.

First half stats:

Shots on target – England 1-1 Croatia

Shots off target – England 2-1 Croatia

Possession – England 59% – 41% Croatia

However, England came out with a positive intent in the second half. However, Croatia, started to grow in the second half with Luka Modric dictating the play. Despite the poor first half and missing chances, Raheem Sterling made it up in the second half by scoring the first goal for England. Kalvin Phillips found the space and thread a pass to Sterling, leading it to the goal at Wembley. After the first goal, England grew in confidence, with mason Mount creating chances.

Ante Rebic missed a glorious chance in the 65th minute when the England’s defense was out of shape. The player could not collect the volley and score. This initiated a transition attack from England and getting the free-kick. However Mason Mount shot just above the bar and the scoreline remained at 1-0.

Croatia tried hard to equalise in the dying embers of the game but England were a level above. Four minutes were added on but Croatia failed to take the advantage allowing England to win the game. Here are our England vs Croatia player ratings.

England vs Croatia Player Ratings: England

Starting XI

Jordan Pickford-6.5

Kyle Walker-6.5

John Stones-6.8

Tyrone Mings-7.1

Keiran Trippier-7

Kalvin Phillips-7.7

England vs Croatia Player Ratings
Kalvin Phillips was the key player for England in the Euro 2020 game

Gave an assist to Raheem Sterling for the first goal of England.

Declan Rice-6.7

Phil Foden-6.0

Was substituted after the player got a yellow card

Mason Mount-6.3

Raheem Sterling-7.5

Scored the first goal for England and broke the deadlock in the second half.

Harry Kane-6

Substitutes

Marcus Rashford-6

Jude Bellingham-6

England vs Croatia player ratings
England vs Croatia Player Ratings: Jude Bellingham became the youngest ever player to play for England in Euros.

England vs Croatia Player Ratings: Croatia

Starting XI

Dominik Livakovic-5.8

Sime Vrsaljko-7

Duje Caleta-Car-6.5

Domagoj Vida-6.5

Josko Gvardiol-6.3

Marcelo Brozovic-6

Luka Modric-6

The Real Madrid player barely made any contributions for his side in the second half.

Matteo Kovacic-6.5

Andrej Kramaric-6

Ivan Perisic-6.2

Ante Rebic-6.2

Substitutes

Josip Brekalo-6

Vlasic Pickles-6

Bruno Petkovic-6

Pasalic-6

After securing the win against Croatia, England will face Scotland challenge in Wembley Stadium on 18th June (19th according to IST) whereas Croatia will face Czech Republic on the same day.

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