Prior to the last round, Group 4 was the most open in the UEFA Nations League League of 2018/19 Group. The three teams in Spain, England and Croatia have the opportunity to finish in the first final. Spain broke but played the four games and got six points. In the meantime, England and Croatia follow the same 4 points.
When compared to the 2018 World Cup meeting, both of these are very different. On the Croatian side, many of the most important strikers who have helped make such a successful cohort in Russia have so far been missing with their team members (Subasic goalkeeper, Corluka midfielder or Mandzukic attacker). Goodbye to the national team. Their destination leaves a big gap. The ropes have not been replaced well for Subasic and Mandzukic.
Zlatko Dalic has strived for the past few months, yet he has filled the gaps. Croatia is no longer active, such as the World Cup 2018. The Dalic squad has scored eight goals in the UEFA Nations League, coinciding with the second largest in League A behind Iceland, with 13 goals have been granted.
Although Croatia has weakened, the UK has made positive changes. After the 2018 World Cup, trainer Gareth Southgate continues to experience several pieces of tactic and new factors. These changes show increasing results.
The most memorable moment of Southgate since the 2018 World Cup is the transition between 3-4-2-1 and 4-3-3. With this new map, England won 60% of the game. In particular, defensive play is definitely better, with just 0.8 goal of the game on average. In addition, the Southgate coach has successfully experienced a number of new factors such as Ben Chilwell, Callum Willson … and the scoring instinct in Rashford revived.
In terms of style, England is better than Croatia. It also owns a solid frame, unlike the situation that has not found the answer to the pillar in the Balkans. In addition, play at Wembley is a great advantage to England. Over the last two years, they have been unchanged to 94% of games played on the legendary church.
Of course, the Southgate coach should play the best players, with only three played in the friendly against the US a few days ago (3-0 win). He was Pickford's golfer, left behind Chilwell and midfielder Delph. The other eight are Kane, Sterling, Dier, Walker, Stones or Rashford, who are favorites to Southgate at a national level.
Only one adjustment to the visitors Dalic coach compared to 3-2 Spanish wins over Spain a few days ago in the UEFA Nations League. Nikola Vlasic (Russian Moscow attacker CSKA Moscow in 1997) sent Ivan Rakitic in the middle field. Modrig, Perisig, Rebic, Brozovic, Lovren, Vrsaljko, but the strength of the decline in 90 minutes of fighting with Spain.
2 minutes to the game, again surprised Croatia. The mistakes of the Stors defender center turn to the keeper of Pickford out of security to help "put the" Vlasic "opportunity to launch the goal blank but the ball was too high compared to & # 39. The horizontal ball. As the winning team only has the gift and even those who lose B even downgraded, so they & # 39; n advocate to attack play, assist high-time open mind.
In the 11 minutes, Kane was the standard for Sterling to break into the penalty area but the goalkeeper did not get face to face. In the corner shortly after, the central defender of Stones is hitting the head and if Kane is more consistent than almost certainly, goal scoring was opened. In the 16 minute minute, Delph will stimulate the goalkeeper of Sterling and Kalinic to freeze out. The ball went to Harry Kane's place and after some careful treatment, the English captain shot the goal at home for the ball not guarding the keeper but the ball came to a Croatian player. Still Kane is holding the ball later and a second shot was launched closer to him, but here's the goalkeeper Kalinic retires to stop the attack.
In the 22 minutes, Picker launched a lightning wash on the Croatian side, and Rashford was given the opportunity to show his pace. However, at the moment definitely, Vrsaljko made a defensive tackle. level to win the ball. Just a few minutes later, from corner, Ben Chilwell, the defender, turned his left foot from the edge of the box, but it was still struggling to get Kalinic's goal goal by being blinded.
By the end of the first half, England's forces were still aggressive and held strong pressure with the speed of playing a simple ball. However, they can not clear the game dead when every effort is still able to bring more likely opportunities to eat a table.
English (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, Joe Gomez, John Stones, Ben Chilwell; Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph; Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling.
Croatia (4-2-3-1): Lovre Kalinic; Sime Vrsaljko (Milic 26 & 39), Dejan Lovren, Domaines Vida, Tin Jedvaj; Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic; Ante Rebic, Nikola Vlasic, Ivan Perisic; Andrej Kramaric.
Cong Minh (TTVN)